RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and Safran Vectronix have signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MoU) for Rafael’s FIRE WEAVER networked Sensor-to-Effector system integrated with Safran’s MOSKITO TI observation and location unit. The pairing of MOSKITO TI and FIRE WEAVER allows all tactical commanders and soldiers to see the same, integrated battlefield image. Moreover, any target can be detected, acquired, and neutralized with pinpoint precision and optimal efficiency, including from standoff distances. Together, these capabilities drastically increase the force’s effectiveness and survivability.
FIRE WEAVER is a revolutionary networked Sensor-to-Effector System designed for the new wave of digitised land-based operations. Enabling unrivalled speed, accuracy, and safety for tactical forces, FIRE WEAVER complements battle management systems by connecting all sensors and effectors in real time, presenting augmented reality information onto weapon sights, instantly selecting the most relevant effector for each target, and enabling simultaneous precision strikes. FIRE WEAVER’s battlefield digitisation process enables increased manoeuvrability and expanded effectiveness for infantry-level soldiers and commanders in the field.
MOSKITO TI is a lightweight, multi-purpose target locator that combines higher usability, lower weight, and broader capabilities than any other device in its class. It includes all the essential day/night viewing, measuring and geo-location functions in an efficiently compact, user-friendly package. MOSKITO TI features innovative, versatile view modes, unique connectivity features, and powerful software options. It will enable commanders and soldiers alike to access, receive, and disseminate operational data to other troops and HQ more easily.
This collaboration brings together two world-class defence technology developers – Safran with state-of-the-art optronics equipment, systems, and sensors, and RAFAEL advanced weapon systems addressing the defensive and offensive requirements of the modern battlefield. This partnership will provide a significant upgrade to tactical manoeuvring force operation performance, specifically when it comes to situational awareness, identifying and distinguishing friend from foe, location, and target neutralisation.
Since 2019, FIRE WEAVER has been assessed by various military forces like the US Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE) program, Israel’s ground forces divisions or by the German Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and Use of the Federal Armed Forces (BAAINBw) as part of its “Transparent Battlefield” study in support of its dynamic operations (ErzUntGlas).