Elbit Systems has unveiled an AI-powered assault rifle


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Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE: ESLT) for the ARCAS artificial intelligence-powered assault rifle. The rifle has an integrated computerized artificial intelligence (AI) system that interacts with the rifle’s electro-optical (EO) sight, with a helmet-mounted lens and rifle assemblies, providing soldiers with intuitive real-time combat information. ARCAS transforms assault rifles into digital, networked combat machines enabling a gradual change in lethality, mission effectiveness and survivability for dismounted soldiers, day and night. The rifle provides infantry and special operations fighters with combat capabilities not available before, including: passive range measurement, automatic ballistic correction, fire source detection, video motion detection, the ability to fire around the corner and from the hip, and interaction with tactical command and control ( C2), navigation aid, friend or foe identification, stop and ammo tracking, and weapon whistling without the need for live fire. An artificial intelligence computer is integrated into the front grip of the assault rifle, running innovative software and a host of applications. The microcomputer module receives and processes data collected from the soldier’s field of view (as perceived by the EO sight), tactical information from C2 systems, data from other ARCAS users on the team and the gun’s mechanical information. The soldier’s combat information is presented as an intuitive augmented reality layer on top of the scene viewed through the EO sight or the helmet-mounted lens. Soldiers operate the system using the joystick button on the front handle of the rifle and a graphical user interface inspired by the gaming world. Oren Sabbagh, General Manager, Elbit Systems ISTAR, said, “ARCAS is another important building block in our suite of advanced solutions for dismounted soldiers. The development of this new solution is part of our ongoing efforts and research and development investments aimed at enabling progressive change in the effectiveness and sustainability of infantry and Special Forces. ARCAS is designed in an open architectural style, and has two configurations. It can include a thermal or low light sight as part of the system, and can interact with any existing EO sight. ARCAS can run additional and third-party applications according to the customer’s operational needs and requirements. Published by Globes, Israel business news – en.globes.co.il – on September 12, 2021 Copyright Globes Publisher Itonut (1983) Ltd. 2021


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