Adani Defense and Israel Weapon Industries Unveil India’s First AI-Based Futuristic Firing System

Adani Defense and Aerospace and Israel Weapon Industries unveil India’s first futuristic AI-based firing system

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Humanoid robots armed with lethal weapons or unmanned tanks and submarines might have seemed like a realm of pure science fiction just a few years ago.

But now, with advances in artificial intelligence (AI), arms control is a challenging but very promising application. India is prioritizing AI as a key part of its national security strategy given the significant advances by the United States and China in AI-based research.

India is promoting its AI-based innovation well and building AI-ready infrastructure to secure its strategic and national security interests. The country’s defense establishment is now working to harness the expertise of the information technology industry and is also making progress in the field of small arms which have historically been limited to mechanical or technical improvements.

There have been no revolutionary improvements in small arms technology in recent years.

But taking inspiration from countries like the United States and China that are focusing on AI and IM (machine learning) to develop lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), Adani Defense and Aerospace, as well as its partner Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), unveiled India’s first AI-based firing system “ARBEL”, the next-generation small arms solution at DefExpo 2022 held in Gandhinagar.

Soldier lethality and survivability are increased by ARBEL, a weapon-integrated Intelligent Fire Control System (IFCS) based on motion sensors.

It contains a rechargeable battery (changeable at the field level), a control unit, motion and trigger sensors and a microprocessor. The system does not require a special optical component to operate and can be mounted on and combined with a variety of assault rifles and machine guns, including the TAVOR, ACE and NAGEV.

The user can choose the upper receiver and optical combination that best suits the mission at hand. It offers a range of capabilities including fast, accurate and deadly fire, increased hit probability and lethality in stressful combat situations and from less than ideal firing positions, rapid strikes on the enemy , proven effectiveness in all areas of conflict, and environmental adaptability.

AI-based warfare is becoming more and more prevalent in the world. Due to the potential of AI to fundamentally alter the nature of the current state of international security, India is also undertaking the necessary preparations for its military forces.

Additionally, Ashish Rajvanshi, CEO of Adani Defense & Aerospace, stated that ARBEL is the next generation small arms solution to improve lethality and survivability of the dismounted operator by properly engaging targets in a condensed window of opportunity in times of stress and exhaustion. Simply put, the AI ​​system reads and records the weapon’s target, position, and recoil when the user fires the first shot. When subsequent shots are fired at the same target, this information is then used. The method gives the user complete flexibility in addition to being prepared for combat. In other words, the user has the option to turn it off during a battle. The weapon will also work properly even if the ARBEL battery is exhausted.

It doesn’t require much training and the weapon doesn’t need to be reconfigured. With zero adaptation time, it makes it easy to create fully customized weapon profiles. With today’s changing dynamics and modern warfare, there is a need to ensure our soldiers have these advanced technologies to protect the nation. Through this platform, Adani Defense & Aerospace continues to demonstrate its commitment to developing cutting-edge technology that will help defend the country and protect our troops.

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