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Innovative Fused Opto-Acoustic Gunfire Detection System

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled the OTHELLO-P, a passive high-performance gunfire detection system (GDS) with integrated AI processing developed in the company’s renowned Innovation Centre. With extended short-wave IR EO and acoustic sensors, the system instantly detects and locates gunfire from small arms, issuing alerts to empower faster response.

Operating in both stationary and mobile configurations, OTHELLO-P is available for installation on a wide range of vehicles, as well as in a man-pack version. Fusing EO and acoustic sensors provides for more accurate and versatile end-user solutions. It is a lightweight, low-power, uniquely passive solution, with 360° coverage providing very short sensor-to-shooter loop closure rates.

IAI continues to expand its activities in land-based systems, producing a variety of solutions: vehicles, detection, and defensive and offensive systems. The OTHELLO-P joins other operational awareness solutions, including a wide range of radars and SIGINT sensors, in improving […] identification and strike accuracy against targets in the field. These systems integrate advanced technological capabilities, allowing different platforms, after the target has been identified, to initiate passive and active defensive measures,” commented IAI/ELTA CEO, Yoav Tourgeman.

IAI invests tens of millions of dollars every year in the research and development of innovative technologies. The unique nature of IAI’s Innovation Center is based on [an] accelerator format, operating as a start-up, that allowing the company’s engineers a path to develop advanced technologies and reach MVP or POC within 13 weeks. In the last two years, innovators have developed initiatives in robotics, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, space and satellites, some in cooperation with external startups, and these have been integrated into the company’s product lines. IAI continues to stand at the forefront of technological development, providing its workers and managers with unique paths to help them advance and support their projects, while growing and deepening our technological resilience,” added Eytan Eshel, the company’s Chief Technology Officer.



OTHELLO-P integrates EO and acoustic sensors with AI capabilities to provide near-instantaneous gunfire detection and location functionality. (IAI)

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