IDF forces in Gaza use the "Orion" Tactical Battle Management Systems

Using the Android platform, ORION enables mission planning, navigation, positioning, and enhanced situational awareness using the GIS database and Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities

IDF forces in Gaza use the "Orion" Tactical Battle Management Systems

Screenshot from IDF Spokesperson’s Unit footage

From a video released by the IDF spokesperson about the IDF's fighting inside the Gaza Strip, it appears that the Israeli forces are using the Orion (Olar) tactical battle management systems manufactured by the Israeli company Asio Technologies. We previously reported that the company provided the IDF with thousands of Orion systems and that the system has long been in operational use in the IDF.

ORION (or OLAR/AMUD, as called by the IDF) is a rugged and secured mobile system for dismounted forces. Using the Android platform, ORION enables mission planning, navigation, positioning, and enhanced situational awareness using the GIS database and Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities.

Asio says that the ORION enables digital mission planning using GIS, 3D, and AR. It is a scalable, multilayered, networked situational awareness solution with a highly intuitive and interactive interface. With both online and offline operation modes, ORION serves the individual soldier or commander up to the battalion level, allowing them to get real-time updates from each other (regarding friendly and hostile forces, and other mission-critical information).

The system can communicate and interface with other ASIO Technologies tactical solutions, such as the LYNX tactical handheld day/night situation awareness system and RIGEL tactical smartwatch, to provide a fully integrated tactical combat suit for ground forces.

Alongside the Orion system, Asio Technologies also manufactures unique optical navigation systems that allow drones to complete their mission independent of GPS signals.

"In the current war, we are witnessing significant disruptions of GPS in all sectors and by all parties, which increases the requests from existing and new customers for our optical navigation systems (AeroGuardian Vision-based navigation), that allow drones to complete missions independent of GPS signals,” said David Harel, CEO of Asio Technologies.

“We will continue and stand by the IDF and the fighting forces and support them in every possible way."

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