Among the infantry systems on show
at LIC 2004 were many improvements to existing weapon, and new systems
under development in response to GCS requirements. One such system
is the Refaim, under advanced development at IMI. The system was originally
developed for the IMI Tavor assault rifle but was also modified to
become modular and fit on other weapons, such as the Colt M-4.
system utilizes International Technologies
MPRS infantry fire control system which can fire three
different submunitions - an airburst grenade, a CS grenade and an
Elbit has demonstrated a sophisticated
Sniper Control System,
developed by Eyerec, to facilitate the integration and control of
accurate sniper fire in the conduct of MOUT operations.
the same components, Eyerec offers simple but effective capability
to enable both guns and handguns to be used to fire "around the
corner", while the shooter maintains a safe position behind the
different system relying on dedicated weapon system is proposed by
system uses a wearable computer for display, or utilizes
Situational Orientation System (SOS) commander's integrated
display binoculars for orientation.
RAFAEL displayed several types of weapon systems designed
specifically for MOUT. Two breaching devices, including the Simon
door breaching system and Shoulder Launched Wall Breaching
Stand-off Munitions, which can be deployed from a tripod or
shoulder fired. The system can breach a man size hall in a triple
brick wall, from a distance of 20 meters.
The Personnel Network Radio PNR-500 from Tadiran
Communications is designed to provide communications between
infantry team members, over a very short range (up-to 800 meters).
When such devices are distributed to all the troops of an infantry
squad, these sets enable the squad leader to control his teams
more effectively and quietly, while facilitating external
communications to the company and other external networks.
Elbit also demonstrated the “Infantry 2000”
concept program, currently underway as part of the IDF future
concept study. A similar program underway at
ITL is studying the
various aspects of an infantry combat suite optimized for urban