Rafael is planning to trial its Suite for Future Armoured Vehicles, which is in development for the Israeli Carmel future fighting vehicle programme, with a live fire demonstration in late July or early August 2019, according to a company representative at the International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) 2019 defence and security conference.
Rafael’s suite is a vehicle automation and capability enhancement system based around data fusion from the vehicle’s sensors. In the configuration intended for the Carmel, these sensors would include three independent sights: LIDAR, laser warning receivers (LWR), and radars from the active protection system (APS). Two of the Carmel’s independent cameras are set in gimballed mounts as part of remote operated weapons stations (ROWS), and are complemented by a forward-facing driving camera.
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