This trend has been implemented with
infantry combat systems. Various soldier's integrated systems are
under development by Elbit Systems and ITL. Among such systems, on
display at LIC-2005 are the AISS integrated combat system
developed by ITL, the MPRS integrated, small-arms fire control
sight system, and
multi-purpose weapon system (Refaim MPRS) developed by IMI.
This system has gone through extensive development and testing in
the recent year, with three types of ammunition – enhanced direct
attack weapon, utilizing proximity fused fragmentation grenade, a
non-lethal grenade, and an observation grenade, which can be fired
over the target area and transmit real-time images throughout its
flight. A different system, developed by RAFAEL is the
Firefly, a 145 gr.
grenade designed to be launched from 40mm launchers (such as the
M-203). The projectile is equipped with two CCD cameras.
stream is transmitted in real-time to the operator in the field,
viewed and recorded on a PocketPC or PDA console. Future tactical
observation systems pursued by the IDF will utilize the new
day and night payloads under development by Controp, as part of
IDF/MOD development program. The fully stabilized payload weighs
only 650 gr. D-STAMP is deployed with the Elbit System's Skylark
miniature UAV and is setting the baseline for future MAVs
platforms considered by the IDF.
Net Radio) developed by Tadiran Communications is a UHF personal
communicator designed specifically for intra-squad and combat team
communications. The system can accommodate an internal or external
GPS and links to peripheral devices over a distance of 10 – 100
meters, via wireless Bluetooth connectivity. Such devices include
rugged PDA, headsets, video cameras, sensors and displays etc. IAI/MLM
is offering a simpler communications device called "Personal
Location Unit" - a lightweight (350gr.) device, programmed to
transmit five structured messages, 'panic' button transmitting
high-priority emergency message, the device has built in GPS location
and two-way modem supporting C4I and live training exercises.