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IAV 2022: Rafael outlines Fire Weaver demonstration plans, completes system integration

The system display of the Fire Weaver management terminal. Fire Weaver is set for a number of trials with special and regular forces. (Rafael Advanced Defense Systems)

Rafael's Fire Weaver target acquisition and engagement system is set for several demonstrations with armed forces around the world, a company spokesperson revealed to Janes at the International Armoured Vehicles 2022 conference in London.

Since 2019 the system has been demonstrated to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) as part of its ‘Transparent Battlefield' study to support research aimed at bolstering situational awareness across the battlefield. The IDF acquired the system in early 2020 and will field it across five brigades in around a year's time.

The spokesperson said that Dutch forces expressed considerable interest in Fire Weaver at DSEI 2021, and that they had attended the ‘Transparent Battlefield' event, adding that Rafael will demonstrate the system to the Netherlands Special Operations Forces and the Netherlands Marine Corps in 2022.

Rafael also intends to demonstrate Fire Weaver to US forces and an undisclosed country in Asia.

Janes has also learned that the integration of Fire Weaver with Safran's Moskito TI target locator system has been completed and demonstrated to an undisclosed country. Rafael signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Safran for the integration work in 2021.

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