Rafael demonstrates advanced tactical radio, sensor-to-shooter capabilities to German Army
Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems announced last week that it had completed the second phase of Germany’s Transparent Battlefield survey and demonstrated BNET software-defined radio (SDR) communication and the company’s Fire Weaver shooter sensor system for the German military.
The demonstration in the second phase, which took place in November, included live traffic from Pegasus Drone aeronautics, along with the Fire Weaver sensor-to-shooter system, all hand and car SDRs carried by BNET. The event was hosted by Atos Information GmbH, which acts as the main contractor for the Transparent Battlefield study, with the company’s C2 software used as an integral part of the demonstration.
As the Israeli Defense announced in December 2019, Rafael has partnered with Atos to create the Transparent Battlefield project, in which unmanned aerial systems and combat vehicles are used to create a 3D picture of mobile operations in real time. The work is performed for the German Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Support of the German Army. After the completion of the first and second phases, additional phases are expected in the coming years.
Joav Vermouth, Rafael’s vice president and head of C3I, said that “today’s battlefields are undergoing far-reaching changes that affect the operational needs of the land, air and navy, with emerging real-time applications such as sensor-to-effector loop closures. Rising to meet these challenges and relying on decades of experience developing C4I solutions, Rafael has developed the BNET family, enhanced with patented technology, and Fire Weaver, a high-precision, three-dimensional, GPS-independent common visual language system. ”
“The integration of these systems into the German army will lead to a number of significant changes – it will provide a common visual language among different types of units, not only from the German army but also from allied forces that share the same threats and missions by connecting multiple sensors. and archers in a single “flat” net, “Vermouth said.