IAI ELTA unveils CARMEL floor fight automobile


Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) ELTA unit has efficiently demonstrated its autonomous CARMEL Floor Fight Automobile (GCV) to the Israel Protection Forces (IDF) and different visiting VIP military dignitaries at an occasion in northern Israel.

The CARMEL Program is an area program initiated by the Directorate of Protection Analysis and Growth (DDR&D), a part of the Israel Ministry of Protection, which seeks breakthrough applied sciences that can be utilized for present and next-generation GCVs.




This system focuses on enhanced AI, autonomous and automated capabilities for present and future fight eventualities, the power to maneuver in city environments, and that it may be operated by a minimal crew of two troopers. The GCV has been geared up with a full suite of situational consciousness, goal acquisition and pressure safety sensors, ECM (Digital Counter Measures), weapon stations and autonomous navigation & maneuvering.

ELTA demonstrated the platform with two troopers comfortably sitting contained in the automobile in entrance of a widescreen and geared up with solely small hand management units. Using ELTA’s autonomous navigation & maneuvering system, they maneuvered on and off-road over rugged terrain, robotically detecting and classifying hostile targets, and knowledgeable the totally different weapons to react even towards a number of targets.

After complying with the preliminary requirement, ELTA took it one step additional by demonstrating the potential of a completely autonomous automobile with solely a soldier-in-the-loop to observe and take motion for dealing with complicated eventualities. Altogether, the platform confirmed its skill to offer excessive survivability, lethality, risk detection, goal acquisition and prioritization in battlefield environments whereas distributing real-time situational data to the related decision-makers.

ELTA’s CARMEL answer combines operationally confirmed ELTA merchandise managed by Athena, an autonomous C6I and fight administration system that operates all of the sub-systems on the platform utilizing Deep Studying and AI methods. The sub-systems demonstrated on the occasion included Advance Sight ELI-3312 (answer for goal acquisition and cueing capabilities), StormGuard ELM-2135 (force-protection and goal acquisition radar system), Othello ELO-5220 (hostile fireplace detector), WindGuard ELM-2133 (lively safety Phased-Array radar), Distant Management Weapon Station (RCWS), Assault Vertical Takeoff and Touchdown (VTOL) loitering munition, missile interceptors, different digital countermeasures and Autonomous navigation & maneuvering and choice making.

The answer is platform agnostic and may be built-in onto a mess of present and future GCVs. The Athena and autonomous navigation & maneuvering techniques are kits that may be tailored and built-in onto totally different automobiles, and the radars and different sensors may be tailored to evolve to the automobile kind and mission requirement.

IAI VP and ELTA CEO Yoav Tourgeman stated, “ELTA has been a supplier of force-protection radars and different techniques for a few years. Now we have offered standalone options and likewise collaborated with different distributors in offering distinctive options such because the Energetic Safety System (APS) for automobiles referred to as Trophy. Fusing all of the techniques with autonomous navigation and maneuvering kits from our Land Programs Division and Robotics and Autonomous Floor Enterprise Items have confirmed to be a profitable answer and obtained many accolades from our clients that got here to view the demonstration.”

Revealed by Globes, Israel enterprise information – en.globes.co.il – on September 11, 2019

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