• Credit: IAI ELTA
    Credit: IAI ELTA

Whatever the scenario - combat teams entering a hostile area, fighter aircraft approaching their targets in contested airspace, or rescue teams urgently looking for survivors of a disastrous event – the ability to acquire the right information, in the correct context, and on time, is universally recognized as an essential factor in mission success.

Paradoxically, intelligence information from radar, SIGINT, electro-optical and cyber intelligence systems have inundated today's platoon leader, tank commander, pilot, naval weapons system officer, and rescue coordinator with large volumes of data that make quick and effective decision making more difficult.

Whereas in the past the acquisition of a specific high-quality intelligence item was an exceptional event, today’s multitude of advanced sensors and systems provide an endless flow of raw intelligence material. Unless this data is quickly and effectively processed, key information may be obscured by the concurrent clutter and noise.

Credit: IAI
Credit: IAI

At the same time, the battlefield has become more complex, hybrid and dynamic. Reacting to the sensor rich environment that has made modern combat deadlier than ever, adversaries are careful to lower their signature and increase mobility, endeavouring to present only fleeting targets that are more difficult to detect and identify. These issues are further exacerbated when extreme terrain and weather provide additional cover. To surmount these challenges every iota of relevant information from every available source must be exploited in the effort to create the clear and accurate intelligence picture required for decisive action.

The StarLight is a highly automated, sensor agnostic platform that transforms the mass of incoming sensor data into useful, actionable intelligence, enabling decision makers to achieve information superiority and make effective decisions in real time. Utilising the latest Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques, the highly automated StarLight system performs with minimal demands on human resources.

StarLight leverages an incredibly wide range of inputs: space borne, airborne, naval and ground sensors covering RADARINT, IMINT, COMINT, ELINT, GEOINT, Full Motion Video (FMV), Launch Detection Systems (LDS), Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI), and even WEBINT & open-source intelligence.

An excellent example for illustrating StarLight’s real operational advantages is the detection and identification of ground-based missile launchers. Utilising a traditional approach, this crucial mission demands a huge intelligence effort involving multiple sensor platforms, along with a large team of intelligence analysts to manually compare real time to historical data. Moreover, the intelligence team must detail their findings in an intelligence report. This process can take many hours, but on a dynamic battlefield, situations rapidly change and by the time this information is distributed the targets may have already moved or even disappeared.

In contrast, StarLight shortens the sensor to effector time to minutes or even seconds. Data interpretation is accomplished with the support of AI and machine learning, continuously improving efficiency and accuracy. Changes and anomalies are detected and investigated very quickly, with automated reports generated and distributed to give decision makers and stakeholders a cohesive, accurate intelligence picture that facilitates quick action.

Credit: IAI
Credit: IAI

StarLight dramatically shortens the intelligence analysis process, facilitating timely, effective responses to battlefield events. It economises human resource requirements. It improves accuracy. It deals with multiple events simultaneously – more than opponents can generate within a given geographical area and time window. It automatically directs sensors to investigate events, and it frees intelligence experts to focus their resources on higher order issues.

StarLight is ready with the right concept, experience, sensors and technology to take a leading position in your intelligence revolution.

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