Israeli designers are working to create a "unique" system of self-defense helicopters

Israeli designers are working to create a "unique" system of self-defense helicoptersIsrael. 15 September 2011, the company ELTA Systems, a unit of Israel Aerospace Industries, announced the start of work on the creation of a radar capable of detecting enemy fire. The technical details of the new system are still unknown. IAI also refuses to report the dates when the system will be created.


The new system will be installed on helicopters and aircraft, and will be able to determine the exact distance and direction to a point on the ground from which the fire is being fired. So necessary for aviation the device received the name - OTHELLO. As stated in the message, first of all, the system will be used for self-defense of airplanes and helicopters flying at low altitude and at low speed.

According to IAI, this system will be able to determine with extreme precision the launch points of rocket-propelled grenades, anti-tank missiles and artillery fire. Based on the name of the device - optical hostile fire locator (optical hostile fire locator) - it will use optical sensors. The basic principle of the system at the moment is not specified. It is known only that after the detection of enemy fire, information about the place from which the firing is being conducted will immediately be transmitted to all kinds of weapons systems installed on the aircraft themselves.

A similar self-defense system designed for aircraft is currently being developed not only in Israel, but also in the United States. The first field tests of a similar device, called the Guardian, were carried out in the early spring of 2011. The Guardian complex includes a laser tracking and guidance system and a UV receiver to prevent launching missiles. The Guardian is designed to detect anti-aircraft missiles, as well as air-to-air missiles equipped with infrared homing heads.

But is this system so unique? A year ago, at the international arms salon Eurosatory-2010 in Paris, the design bureau Zenit from Zelenograd near Moscow demonstrated the work of the active protection of helicopters against modern anti-aircraft anti-aircraft missile systems (MANPADS), including President-S ". More details about this system can be found here: "Stinger" went crazy
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  1. Vadivak 19 September 2011 09: 22 New
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    SKB "Zenit" At the international arms salon Eurosatory-2010 for the first time openly showed the complex of active protection of helicopters "President-S", ready to use, so to speak. That's where the "unique" Israeli system is copied from, before I praise them, I think it's worth digging into your own designs
  2. Vadivak 19 September 2011 09: 44 New
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    Zenith is alive even after raiding, who knows?
  3. Ivan35
    Ivan35 19 September 2011 19: 15 New
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    Israel must be recognized as the foremost country in military technology - directly powered by the US scientific and technical source

    I think Russia should use "detente" in our relations to buy not so much the technology itself - how much technology and know-how

    Other "sources" may be Germany Italy and France
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent 19 September 2011 19: 53 New
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      The fact of the matter is that nobody knows how to sell know-how to Russia
      1. Vadivak 19 September 2011 21: 28 New
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        Do we need it? Read the author’s link at the end of the article. Stinger is crazy, so ours works and is already being offered, but it’s only being developed but how much noise, do it first and then we'll see who
  4. svvaulsh
    svvaulsh 19 September 2011 19: 30 New
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    "The Guardian aims to detect anti-aircraft missiles, as well as air-to-air missiles equipped with infrared homing heads."



    Excuse me, but explosives with CWGs are not detected !? So this is money wasted.
    1. PSih2097 19 September 2011 21: 35 New
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      the queue from the memory 23-2 also does not notice ...
      including from the "Stingers" under the name "President-S". You can read more about this system here: Stinger is crazy

      A needle, an arrow?
  5. Ruslank
    Ruslank 20 September 2011 04: 36 New
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    Israel would gladly sell technology to us if I were sure that it would not miraculously prove to be among the enemies of Israel, such as Iran, which is not screaming at the top about the destruction of Israel. Israel cannot afford this - Russia is doomed to catch up forever (thanks to the Arab friends)
  6. Gonoriy 13 February 2013 20: 04 New
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    Jews have always been at the forefront of progress.