Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is developing passive sensors
that will allow aerial platforms to locate the source of hostile fire
from the ground.
The company has revealed first details of a
system called the optical hostile fire source locator, or OTHELLO, which
has been developed by its ELTA Systems subsidiary.
OTHELLO can detect and precisely locate the source of hostile anti-tank
guided missiles, rocket-propelled grenades and cannon, and automatically
transfer data to weapon systems that can neutralise the threat.
company has not released further details about the system, which is
intended to protect low- and slow-flying aircraft, such as helicopters.