Elbit to Supply BrightNite Systems to a NATO Country's Air Force
The contract, worth approximately $17 million, will be performed over a thirty-month period. BrightNite is a multi-spectral end-to-end panoramic piloting solution that delivers the landscape scenery directly to the pilot
Elbit Systems announced today (Tuesday) that it was awarded a contract to supply its multi-spectral BrightNite system to a NATO country's air force. The contract, in an amount of approximately $17 million, will be performed over a thirty-month period.
Low-flying helicopters are especially vulnerable to threats such as difficult terrain, enemy fire and obstacles in the flight path. Sorties must be performed both day and night and often carried out in degraded visual environment (DVE) conditions, adding to the already heavy workload. Flight crews have had to rely on night vision goggles (which have limited capabilities) to accomplish their mission. Factors like complete darkness, poor weather conditions, brownouts, whiteouts and sandstorms limit the pilots’ Field of View (FOV).
BrightNite is a multi-spectral end-to-end panoramic piloting solution that delivers the landscape scenery directly to both eyes of the pilot, including 2D flight Symbology and 3D mission symbology, enabling intuitive head-up eyes-out orientation flight in pitch dark and other low visibility landing conditions, including Elbit Systems’ brownout symbology. The scenery picture is driven from the multi-spectral sensor which fused multiple day and night cameras into one crystal clear very intuitive piloting picture regardless of outer light conditions.
Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, President and CEO of Elbit Systems commented, “We are proud to have won this contract which enables helicopter pilots to gain highly advanced operational capabilities by flying in more than 90% of the nights and in adverse weather conditions. The BrightNite revolutionary solution is suitable for a variety of missions such as Special Forces and search and rescue. Given the important role helicopters are playing in the modern battlefield and the necessity of operating at night, we hope other customers will follow this selection by a NATO country’s air force."
RADA's Radar Selected by a Far-East Country for Its High Energy Laser Program
RADA's MHR System will be incorporated in a HEL ground-based tactical weapon system for testing and evaluation
ADA Electronic Industries announced it had received an order for its Multi-mission Hemispheric Radar-based (MHR) RPS-42 radar system, to be used by a Far-East Country, for the development and testing of its High Energy Laser (HEL) ground-based tactical weapon system.
Ground-Based tactical HEL systems are widely perceived today as the weapon of the future. This is because they are able to produce precise and tailored effects against multiple targets, support ‘speed-of-light’ responsiveness and have deep magazines. These disruptive capabilities allow them to support a wide range of missions and create military technology 'breakout.' Moreover, their significant lower cost per shot compared to expendable kinetic munitions, has the potential to change the economics of war. Typically, such weapons would be used against tactical, low-cost and short-range threats, which endanger the maneuver force, such as rockets, mortars (C-RAM mission) and UAVs (C-UAV mission).
The MHR is currently integrated into the US Navy/Marine Corps GBAD HEL program, the Lockheed Martin Athena HEL program, and Boeing's HEL-MD and Silent Strike programs. This current order is the fourth order of MHR for HEL weapon systems, re-emphasizing the suitability and potential of the MHR to HEL systems.
According to Dov Sella, RADA’s CEO, "We have developed the MHR to meet the highest requirements of tactical, land-based force protection solutions. The high-energy laser market is gradually being recognized as the weapon for the future, and we are very happy to be involved in a continuously growing number of such programs. There are about ten HEL development programs in the Western world; and we are currently involved in four such programs, as well as being in advanced discussions with additional four integrators in the Far East, Europe, and the USA.”
Эфиопия производит колесные (4х4) БТР Thunder по лицензии израильской компании GAIA Automotive Industries Ltd.
БТР может перевозить до 12 человек, или 1,8 т грузов, имеет легкую броню, может выполнять задачи перевозки войск, полицейской машины, машины медицинской эвакуации.
Эфиопия заказала 75 машин - пять единиц доставлены из Израиля, остальные 70 будут собраны на заводе с использованием местной рабочей силы.