Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) – known for its production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world – will introduce a new solution for small arms management at LAAD 2015 being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 14-17.
IWI's eLog is a new solution for digitizing the performance of every weapon system. It offers precise weapon information, enabling excellent small arms inventory and maintenance management at all levels.
According to Uri Amit, President and CEO, "Despite today's widespread use of digital documentation across industries and types of organizations, the military has been slow to make the switch. For the most part, armies are still using outdated documentation methods, even for keeping track of and maintaining their weapons. To overcome this critical lag, IWI has developed eLog – helping armies to quickly and easily become digitized, and thus enabling them to make decisions based on comprehensive, real-time information.
"The system will provide armies with invaluable, previously unavailable information that will enable full control and monitoring of weapon spare parts and ammunition inventories, and will deliver alerts regarding weapon thefts."
The eLog system consists of three main components: weapon-embedded sensor modules, terminals that collect available data, and armorer management software.
Every weapon is equipped with an embedded Concealed Sensor Module. This sensor records the firearm's real-time operation and performance. The sensor is operated by a replaceable coin battery with an average operation cycle of at least 3 years, depending on usage. The sensor reports the number of shots fired, the weapon's serial number, and the last shooting record. Additional information is available upon customer requirement. Communication between the sensor and the terminal reader is via RF technology, transmitting within up to a 40-meter range.
The Mobile Terminal Reader is a rugged PDA that communicates with the sensor module and collects the recorded data. The terminal can simultaneously read data from a specific group of weapons.
The computer-based Armorer Management Software provides a detailed view of each weapon's status and performance. According to the accumulated data, the system generates recommendations or modifications for maintenance and repair of the weapons. The location of stored weapons is continuously verified, and alerts are sent if a weapon is removed without authorization or stolen. The system manages inventory of spare parts and ammunition consumption, and logs weapon history.
Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), located in the center of Israel, is a member of the SK Group, which is composed of companies that develop and manufacture a wide array of military products for governmental entities, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world. IWI's best-known products include the TAVOR, X95 (Micro Tavor), and GALIL ACE Assault Rifles, the GALIL Sniper Rifle, the DAN .338 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle, the NEGEV Light Machine Gun 5.56 & 7.62 mm, the legendary UZI SMG in its latest evolution – UZI PRO, and the JERICHO pistols – which have all been considered weapons of choice by military units and top law enforcement agencies around the world. The company's firearms are developed in close collaboration with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF): IWI and the IDF join forces in developing these weapons, whose final configurations are the product of ongoing interaction, field tests, and modifications, resulting from combat requirements and experience. All IWI weapon systems are in compliance with the most stringent military standards (MIL-STD) and ISO 9000 standards.
For more information about IWI visit: http://www.iwi.net