Elbit Systems officially launched its new Assault Rifle Combat App System (ARCAS) for dismounted infantry at DSEI 2021.
ARCAS is a built-in computerized Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered system that interfaces with the rifle’s Electro-Optical (EO) sight, with a helmet mounted eyepiece and with the rifle’s assemblies, providing soldiers with real-time intuitive actionable combat information. According to the company, the system transforms assault rifles into digital, networked combat machines, thus improving lethality, mission effectiveness and survivability of dismounted soldiers both day and night.
ARCAS provides infantry and Special Operation warriors with combat capabilities that were not available for them before, including: passive range measurement, automatic ballistic correction, detection of fire sources, video motion detection, the ability to shoot around the corner and from the hip, interface with tactical Command and Control (C2), navigation assistance, friend or foe identification, tracking of stoppage and ammunition and weapon zeroing without the need for live fire.
“ARCAS is another important building block in our advanced portfolio of solutions for dismounted soldiers,” said Oren Sabag, General Manager, Elbit Systems. “The development of this new solution is part of our continuous effort and R&D investments aimed at enabling a step-change in the effectiveness and survivability of infantry and Special Forces”.
Designed in an open architecture approach, ARCAS has two configurations. It can include a thermal or low light sight as part of the system, and is capable of interfacing to any existing EO sight. It can also run additional and third party applications depending on the customer’s operational needs and requirements.
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