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Hybrid GENAIRCON succeeds in Autonomous Warrior exercise

17 December 2018

Koropi, Athens, Greece, December 17th, 2018: IDE successfully participated to the last phase (Level C) of the Army Warfighting Experiment 2018 (AWE18) - Autonomous Warrior (Land) exercise - the largest of its kind ever conducted, between 12th November and 12th December, on Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA), UK. The AWE18 has been an innovative process, with the aim of evaluating disruptive technologies in Robotics & Autonomous Systems (RAS) to achieve operational advantages in the battlefield. Leading industrial partners were invited by the British Army to put their equipment in the hands of soldiers to be tested in the toughest of simulated combat environments. The culmination of a rigorous one year-long evaluation process, the Autonomous Warrior exercise, deployed the most promising and technically mature products in a variety of operational scenarios through joint British and US forces. IDE worked closely with the British Army Armoured Trials & Development Unit (ATDU) to integrate its Hybrid GENAIRCON, an intelligent Vehicle Hybrid Power Management System, on a Warrior FV510 TES Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV). During AWE18, the tactical advantages of the Hybrid GENAIRCON in field operations were clearly identified. The system operated successfully as an autonomous vehicle power supply and management system, providing over 20 hours of continuous silent watch with full operational capability in an automated manner. Moreover, GENAIRCON attracted significant interest due to its contribution in mission sustainability and survivability, featuring its capability to enhance defensive readiness under silence and to operate under the same conditions as a field "Energy Hub", exporting power to other vehicles and to various portable equipment during operations. The completion of the Autonomous Warrior exercise was followed by Media and VIP Days (10th - 12th December), providing the opportunity to army, MoD officials and NATO member delegations to view the systems evaluated in the field. During the VIP days, GENAIRCON was demonstrated as a readily available vehicle capability enhancing system that can be integrated in various platforms.

About IDE

IDE, Greece's leading Defense Electronics and Communications systems industry, is active in the defense and homeland security sectors. IDE is a subsidiary of Intracom Holdings, one of the largest multinational technology groups of Greece. IDE possesses significant know-how in design, development and manufacture of products and systems that incorporate leading own-developed technologies in tactical military communications, information security, command and control systems (C³I), surveillance, reconnaissance and security systems, hybrid electric power systems, missile electronics, and military software applications. IDE participates in international development and production programs, as well as in international cooperations for the production and export of defense equipment and is a registered NATO supplier. The company's customer and product end-user portfolio includes Czechia, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Lithuania, Luxemburg (NATO/NSPA), Spain, Sweden, UK and the USA.

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