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At IDEX in Abu Dhabi in February, Israeli conglomerate IMCO Industries had intended to mount compelling demonstrations of the breadth of its solutions and capabilities. In the event, travel restrictions and constraints imposed by the COVID pandemic made it difficult to fully exploit the unparalleled opportunity. Undeterred, the innovative group recently completed a two-day showcase of its integrated range of solutions for an international audience in Rosh Ha’Ayn, Israel.

Existing and potential customers and distinguished guests were given a comprehensive introduction to IMCO’s ‘Terrain Dominance’ solutions, which include hardware and software offering scalable tactical superiority capability using UAVs, hovering platforms, UGVs and manned vehicles equipped with sensors, modular multi-axial positioners, communications, proprietary C2 systems, and independent computing power on the battlefield. The solutions on show came from IMCO subsidiaries and partners Capture Systems, Ex-Sight, Innocon, Nir-Or and Sky Sapience. The Group’s value chain now also includes, among other things, in-house PCB design and assembly capabilities.

Nir-Or demonstrated its Situation Awareness Video System (SAVS), which offers continuous 360° terrain and situational awareness for land and marine vehicles, with embedded AI supporting battlefield decision-making. It reduces the cognitive load, while maximising the lethality and crew survivability.

Innocon presented its MicroFalcon, a lightweight UAV for over-the-hill ISR missions. Its high survivability, fast redeployment time cycle, and cost-effective price tag make it an ideal UAV for military, security and civil markets alike. MicroFalcon is already operationally deployed by many international customers, including NATO members.

From Ex-Sight came ground and maritime platforms for border defence, 3DV stereoscopic day/night driver vision enhancement systems for armoured vehicles, and mid-range electro-optic payloads. The company has been selected by the IDF to develop advanced tactical robotics and video systems that are integrated into several leading projects.

Capture Systems offered the Anti-Threat Intelligent Detector (ATID), the CARACAL pan & tilt unit, based on a gunnery station, and JAGUAR – a heavy-duty mount designed to be a true real-time long-range observation system, capable of supporting payloads up to 60kg without losing precision.

Sky Sapience showcased the HoverMast: a mobile, operationally-proven tethered platform offering observation and surveillance capabilities at altitudes up to 150m. It can host any payload, up to 11kg and operates autonomously, on the move, and in harsh weather. Intuitive and easy to operate, HoverMast enables immediate, continuous data transmission through a wideband link, setting up valuable communication between different teams.

Turning ideas into reality, IMCO Group is a one-stop-shop for complete tailor-made turn-key terrain dominance solutions that enhances user's situational awareness and ensures high lethality and survivability," commented CEO Eitan Zait.

The two-day event in Rosh Ha’Ayn brought together representatives from governments and armed forces around the world. (Photo: IMCO Industries)

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