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17 November 2015

MILIPOL 2015: IWI Exhibits eLog Digital Weapon Management System for Pistols

Israel Weapon Industries' (IWI) eLog, the company's new solution for digitising the performance of small arms inventories, consists of three components: Weapon-embedded sensor modules that record each time a round is discharged; rugged PDA-based terminal readers that communicate with the sensor modules and collect the recorded data; and PC-based armourer management software that collates this data to produce a detailed view of each weapon's status and performance.

Israeli Weapon Industries' eLog new solution for digitising the performance of small arms inventories. (Photos: DPM)

eLog offers precise weapon information, enabling superior small arms inventory and maintenance management at all levels. The accumulated data thus allows the system to generate recommendations for when a particular component should be maintained or replaced, significantly reducing the chance of weapon breakdown occurring while its user is deployed on an operation.

Despite today’s widespread use of digital documentation across industries and types of organizations, the military has been slow to make the switch,” Uri Amit, President and CEO, explained. “For the most part, armies are still using outdated documentation methods, even for keeping track of and maintaining their weapons.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 digitised, 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.”

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 three 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 40m range.

The Mobile Terminal Reader is a rugged PDA which 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.

At MILIPOL, IWI reveals its pistol configuration for its eLog revolutionary small arms management and control solution. The company displays its entire small arms portfolio including the newcomers – DAN .308 Bolt Action Sniper Rifle and the NEGEV MG7 7.62mm LMG – an LMG with semi-auto mode.

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), located in the center of Israel, has been a world leader in small arms for over 80 years. IWI 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, militaries, 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.

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