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7 octobre 2014 2 07 /10 /octobre /2014 18:30
Xaver 100 on Wall

Xaver 100 on Wall


1/10/2014 IsraelDefense


Strategic weapon systems were not the only ones that made their debut in the summer of 2014. A few tactical systems also saw combat for the first time


SK Group equips the IDF with solutions and technologies for the urban battlefields, some of which were operational for the first time during the recent Operation Protective Edge. Presented here is a review of the systems that were employed in the fighting.


Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Newest Light Machine Gun (LMG) – the NEGEV NG7 became operational during Operation Protective Edge by selected Special Forces units. The NEGEV NG7 is the only 7.62mm caliber LMG in service today with semi-automatic mode, capable of pinpoint, single bullet shooting for enhanced firing accuracy. Its semi-automatic capability enables accurate fire in combat situations, including ambush, Close Quarter Battle (CQB), and when shooting via telescope.


Proving its huge advantage in CQB scenarios, the ultra-compact IWI X95 Assault Rifle exhibited flawless appearance in Operation Protection Edge. Developed in close cooperation with the IDF and now its standard rifle, the X95 can be used as an Assault Rifle, Carbine, or Submachine Gun (SMG). The Versatile X95 is exceptionally reliable in even the harshest weather conditions.


Camero-Tech's through-wall radar systems contributed tremendously to the soldiers' survivability during Operation Protective Edge. Playing a crucial role in urban warfare, the company's through-wall imaging solutions provided real-time situational awareness by enabling the observation of multiple stationary and moving objects behind walls. Camero-tech's XAVER™100 is an ultra-portable, handheld presence-of-life detector providing infantry and Special Forces with critical information in real time about the presence of life and its distance behind a wall - enabling better tactical decision-making in various urban operational scenarios.


The XAVER™400 is a compact, lightweight and durable personal device optimized for the speed of tactical urban operations. It delivers information on the number of people and their location behind walls, as well as room dimensions and major infrastructure elements. The XAVER™800's rich 3D imaging capability allows for quick through-wall location and tracking of people movement patterns and orientation.


The IDF Special Forces deployed Meprolight's MEPRO MESLAS – Fire-Control Riflescope 10x40 with integral LRF and the MEPRO NOA NYX, its Un-cooled Thermal Sights, to maximize first hit probability in harsh CQB conditions.


During Operation Protective Edge, SK Group's solutions have also played a dominant role in the maritime arena. The SHALDAG Fast Patrol Boat was first on scene when necessity arose, due to its high speed and excellent sea-keeping capabilities.

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26 mars 2014 3 26 /03 /mars /2014 18:25
FIDAE: Chilean Army Selects Galil ACE as New Standard Rifle



Mar. 26, 2014 By JOSÉ HIGUERA – Defense News


SANTIAGO — The Chilean Army has selected the Galil ACE from Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) in 5.56mm caliber as its new standard assault rifle, sources told Defense News during the FIDAE international aerospace show.


It brings to an end the protracted Project Titanio launched in 2007 to select and procure an assault rifle for both the Army and the Navy’s Marine Corps.


A selection team including experts from both services evaluated weapons but preferences and requirements were divergent.


The marines wanted a rifle able to stand prolonged service under extreme environmental conditions in different geographical arenas, including maritime, desert and semi-arctic conditions.


The Army favored the 556 rifle from Swiss maker SIG Sauer, for reasons including familiarity with previous models, including SIG’s 510 and 540, which were procured and partially manufactured locally by Fábricas and Maestranzas del Ejército (FAMAE), a state-owned firm under Army administration.


Since no agreement was possible, the marines dropped out of the Titanio project in 2011, and the Navy subsequently ordered the SCAR-L from Belgium’s Herstal in 2013


Meanwhile, in 2010, FAMAE launched production of an initial series of the SIG Sauer 556 under license to meet an initial order from the Army.


But the performance of the weapon was not satisfactory, especially in Chile’s northern desert of Atacama, and the search was renewed for a new weapon leading to the selection of IWI’s Galil ACE.


According to the sources, the Israeli-designed rifle will be assembled in Chile by FAMAE, including a number of locally manufactured parts.


Earlier model Galil rifles were procured by the Chilean Air Force and the Chilean Army Special Forces in the late 1980s and are still in use.


The Galil rifle is also in service with the military and law enforcing organizations in other South American and Central American nations, both in original AR variant and upgraded ACE versions. The latter is produced under license by INDUMIL in Colombia.

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