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MWW 22 – Bounce Imaging Tactical Throwable Cameras

Thursday, November 10th, 2022

Bouncing Imaging offers ball-shaped 360 degree cameras which can be thrown like a baseball to get them into position. The outer shell is rubber so they will bounce just as well as it will roll. The six low light cameras stitch together stable 360/VR video which allows multiple users to observe and recording all angles simultaneously.

The audio is two-way so it can be used for passive surveillance or negotiators can use it to communicate with barricaded subjects.

Data is transmitted via Wifi or 4G.

SOFWERX – AIM Micro Sensors Assessment Event Update

Friday, November 4th, 2022

SOFWERX, in collaboration with the USSOCOM, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC), the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), and the Accelerator for Innovative Minds (AIM), will host a series of events leveraging their hybrid accelerator model to identify Micro Sensor technologies available now, under development, or anticipated to be developed in the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) areas.

There’s been a change to the timing of the AIM Micro Sensors Assessment Event (AE). Now, it’s takes place on 18-20 January. Subsequently, other event phases have been revised. Please visit events.sofwerx.org/aimmicrosensors for the most up-to-date information and to submit. 

Interested parties must submit NLT 23 November 2022 11:59 PM ET.

Soliyarn Integrates Bio-Data

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

We’ve shown you Soliyarn’s power conductive fabric technology in the past which has been integrated into heated handwear. The goal has been to also enable clothing to also work as a biosensor.

In the ADS, Inc booth at AUSA, Soliyarn demonstrated the ability to detect impact on a garment as well as the intensity which can be used during combat training and potentially to assess injuries.

They also are working on ECG, EOG, EEG, and EMG detection and monitoring, even from loose fitting garments.

ONYX Remotely Actuated Weapon

Monday, October 24th, 2022

One of the most promising pieces of equipment meant I saw at AUSA is the Remotely Actuated Weapon by ONYX.

RAW is a Platform-Agnostic Modular Lower Receiver allowing the user to Bring Your Own Upper Receiver.

Currently at Technology Readiness Level 6 (TRL6) signifying it has a fully functional prototype or representational model. The RAW itself is less than 4 lbs and can be mounted to static fixtures or air, ground, or maritime platforms including robotic systems.

It can also be used in conjunction with the Onyx X360 gimbal, which provides 360-degree azimuth and 40-degree elevation integrated with intelligent slew-to-cue automation.

Additionally, ONYX is working on image characterization in order to alert the user to what the system is looking at.

Optics 1 – Remote Operating System

Friday, October 21st, 2022

Optics 1 has introduced a Remote Operating System (ROS) mount which works as an interface between its sensors like the High Resolution Thermal Video Imaging System (HRTV) and a tripod or other base.

The ROS is a combination of hardware and software, offering pan and tilt. It is completely wireless and can be controlled via the tablet shown here or via a software interface which connects to the ROS via IP address. As you can see, it provides full control of the sensor as well.

McQ Inc Awarded AFWERX SBIR Phase II Contract

Tuesday, September 27th, 2022

FREDERICKSBURG, Va., Sept. 20, 2022 — On August 5, 2022, Fredericksburg, VA based McQ Inc announced that it has been awarded an AFWERX SBIR Phase II contract to develop a Military version of its McQ CONNECT® Iridium Certus® 100 satellite terminal. The new McQ CONNECT®MIL will address problems faced by the Air Force and other military organizations in rapid paced global missions against hostile adversaries. It will provide new mission capabilities that support Multi Domain Operations from any spot on the globe.

A quickly deployed tactical unit, the McQ CONNECT®MIL will be integrated with several advanced warfare technologies that expand the Air Force’s ability to understand adversarial activities and immediately impede hostile threatening activities. This communication innovation is a critical capability to capitalize on current technologies and serve as a force multiplier that will magnify the effects of Defense capabilities essential for battlespace domination.

www.mcqinc.com

HENSOLDT Showcases its Land Solutions at DVD 2022

Friday, September 16th, 2022

Enfield, 16 September 2022 – Sensor solutions specialist HENSOLDT will be showcasing its broad portfolio, which includes solutions for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, and sensors to improve safety and operational effectiveness. Visit HENSOLDT’s Stand No. SP-16 at DVD 21-22 September, for more information on its latest technology offerings in Radar, Optronics, self-protection and C2 solutions for defence and security applications.

HENSOLDT will present advanced solutions for the armoured vehicle sector, such as MUSS – Multi-functional Self-protection System and SETAS – See Through Armour System.

SETAS is a key element of HENSOLDT’s land portfolio and is a high performance Local Situational Awareness System (LSAS) for armoured vehicles, such as armoured personnel carriers, reconnaissance vehicles, engineering support vehicles and main battle tanks. The system is designed to provide all the crew with a real time panoramic view of what is outside the vehicle. In addition to the system’s 360° coverage in azimuth, a high vertical field of view provides awareness of potential threats from above, such as those encountered when operating in urban environments. The system supports detection and identification of threats such as snipers or RPGs, so that when soldiers have to disembark, they know exactly what awaits them outside, which is extremely advantageous when operating in a contested environment.

HENSOLDT will also present its TRML-4D air defence and weapon location radar and its Twinvis passive radar, as well as its portable battlefield solutions SPEXER 360 and 600 radars, all of which are designed to provide excellent performance in all weather conditions.

A selection of boresights, weapon sights and other high-performance optics will also be showcased.

HENSOLDT’s CxEye Command and Control (C2) Software will be featured as well. This modular system combines and integrates numerous sensors (radar, electro-optics, direction finders) and target neutralization effectors such as jammers and drone catchers.

Rohan Dearlove, Business Development Director, said :

“HENSOLDT exhibited at DVD 2018 and now that COVID has subsided, we are delighted to be back once more to participate in this prestigious event. Our UK footprint has expanded through the intervening years through investment in our UK facilities and SQEP, and we relish the opportunity to showcase best-in-class technologies relevant to the British Army’s current requirements and future programmes.”  

www.uk.hensoldt.net

Sensor Specialist HENSOLDT Strengthens Commitment to Training

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

Number of apprenticeships doubled

Ulm, 1 August 2022 – The sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is strengthening its commitment to training for high-tech professions. At the start of the training year on 1 September, the company increased the number of training positions for apprentices and dual students at its Ulm site by another 20 percent from 192 last year to 234. The sensor specialist has thus doubled the number of apprenticeships since it was founded in 2017.

“The security of the future is increasingly determined by high technology, and thus by electronics, software and artificial intelligence,” says Peter Fieser, Chief Human Resources Officer at HENSOLDT AG. “That is why we at HENSOLDT take responsibility for the training of these specialists and thereby ensure our success. We practice this sustainable action in the interest of society and in the interest of our customers, who together with HENSOLDT take responsibility for a secure future. ”

In total, interested parties can choose from 78 training and study places in 18 professions of the future. In the dual study programmes, HENSOLDT focuses on the future fields of system engineering, embedded systems, data science and business engineering. Among the apprenticeships, the focus is on electronics technicians for devices and systems and industrial mechanics. In this way, the company will open up a professional future for more than 200 young people in particularly attractive, technologically promising occupational fields.

In the course of the apprenticeship or the dual study programme, HENSOLDT actively supports stays abroad, for example at the company locations in England, France or South Africa, as well as cross-location departmental rotations.

“After successful completion, all junior HENSOLDTians receive a permanent employment contract,” affirms training manager Werner Stockburger. “In order to ensure a smooth transfer to the specialist area that best matches the interests and skills of the trainees, they are given extensive insights into a wide variety of areas during their training and have the choice between a wide range of further training and development opportunities,” Stockburger adds.

HENSOLDT has already received several awards for its commitment to training, such as ‘Germany’s best trainers’ 2021 (Capital), Germany’s most attractive IT training company 2022 (Chip), SchuleWirtschaft Preis 2021 (Institut der Deutschen Wirtschaft/Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft). Many young professionals choose HENSOLDT because the company offers a wide range of career and development opportunities, such as extra-occupational support for Master’s students, even after their training or dual study programme.

At HENSOLDT’s Ulm site, around 3,000 employees are involved in the development and production of radars and electronic reconnaissance systems. A great many of these are engineers and technicians.