Sunday, October 24, 2010

IAI to Unveil ISRV at AUSA

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will unveil its advanced ISRV (intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance vehicle) at the 2010 Annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Meeting & Exposition in Washington, DC, October 25-27, 2010 (Booth #3925).

IAI’s exhibit will feature next generation ground and air vehicles, sensors, and dissemination capabilities necessary for success on the increasingly difficult battlefields of the future. IAI's solutions integrate several elements, including tactical unmanned aerial and loitering systems (UAS); tethered and portable tactical platform sensors; with the capability to collect data and provide intelligence to create a complete operational picture that best suits the tactical needs of the warfighter, in any environment.

The ISRV, developed by ELTA Systems Ltd., IAI's group and subsidiary specifically to Israel Defense Force's (IDF) requirements, is a mobile, day & night ISR installed on a 4x4 off-road light armored tactical vehicle that can perform in rough terrain and in all weather conditions. The ISRV can be used for border protection, force protection, rapid sensor to shooter circle, time sensitive target engagement and more. The system can operate alone or as part of an ISR centric network. It includes a variety of sensors that can be operated in the vehicle and/or via remote control. The ISRV’s modular sensor suite includes a ground movement detection radar, day and night EO sensors with laser capability, advanced navigation system, COMINT/DF, and SATCOM. A tactical UAV can also be operated from the vehicle.

Itzhak Nissan, President and CEO of IAI, said: "IAI has extensive capabilities in creating real time, detailed battlefield pictures, providing clearer situation pictures, and improved tactical protection. Our new systems are based on the varied platforms and advanced sensors that we have developed for the complex ground battlefield, considering the unique needs and challenges of tactical ground warfare."

IAI's exhibit will also include the Panther UAV, a new tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Developed from extensive R&D and experience with the challenges of an advanced battlefield, the Panther has a tilt-rotor propeller, and a fixed wing vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) system, which enables runway-free takeoff and landing on an unprepared area. The portable “Mini” Panther system includes two air vehicles and a command and control unit, and is carried in backpacks by two soldiers. Both platforms, designed to be entirely automatic, can be controlled by one operator, while the command and control station has two operators to control the station and oversee the mission.

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