Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently performed successful demo of its Rotem system. The demo covered end-to-end capabilities of the Rotem, including fast assault of miniature target with utmost precision. The demo was held under tough field and weather conditions, highlighting the System’s ability to respond quickly and effectively to low signature enemy in a threatened space.
“The pilot in which we have proved the complete capability range of the Rotem constitutes a quantum leap. I believe an UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) that combines reconnaissance and surveillance, terrain dominance, combination of various sensors and assault capabilities adds significant value to the forces, with an emphasis on complex warfare situations that require fast, accurate and available response to battlefield threats. The Rotem, with its multiple capabilities, constitutes a unique platform for enhancing land warfare,” said Boaz Levy, General Manager and Executive VP of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Systems, Missiles & Space Group.
ROTEM is a lightweight, lethal assault UAS, which can be carried and operated by a single combatant. The AV simply folds into 38x7x5 inches. It is designed to be launched in seconds during dismounted maneuver with no special aids. The AV is controlled by a single operator with automated modes e.g., Emergency Return Home, NAV-TO Coordinates, Route, Observation, Attack, Abort Safe Ditch and Auto Takeoff & Landing.
The AV can be dynamically re-tasked during an active mission, including transition from forward flight to hover/crawl speed and vice-versa.