Eurosatory 2016

Persistent ISTAR [ES2016D5]

17 June 2016

Elbit Systems (Hall 6, Stand D567) is showcasing its extensive expertise in the intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, reconnaissance (ISTAR) arena, including the launch of a product that provides wide-area persistent ISTAR for applications such as border patrol, perimeter security, surveillance and counter-surveillance.

Known as SupervisIR, the new infrared sensor system can be permanently fixed on a mast or tower, or can be rapidly deployed to any location to provide instant surveillance and security. The system monitors across a 90° sector in azimuth, and a 12.5° sector in elevation, allowing it to detect and track surface and low-flying targets in all light conditions. It can be integrated with radar systems, and with the LVCR, an advanced multispectral investigating sensor that can be cued by SupervisIR. With its open architecture, the SupervisIR can be used as a standalone sensor, monitored via a laptop, or can be easily integrated into larger surveillance networks.

Along with other Elbit intelligence-gathering systems such as Skylark UAVs, SupervisIR is a component of a new system that Elbit has introduced for soldier use. The ISTAR Dismounted Solution (pictured) is intended primarily for use by joint terminal attack controllers, forward observer officers, and other special forces.

At the heart of ISTAR Dismounted Solution is a handheld mission computer that can be networked to receive and process intelligence data from many sources into actionable intelligence. Offering a very low target location error, the system permits controllers to assign targets and locations to firing platforms in a very short time, reducing the sensor-to-shooter cycle from minutes to seconds.

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