UAV – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
commonly known as a drone and also referred by several other names is an aircraft without a human pilot aboard. The flight of UAVs may be controlled either autonomously by onboard computers or by the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another vehicle.
GDT – Ground Data Terminal
is a combination of Electronics and Antenas establishing and providing link between Air Vehicle and Ground Control Station.
ISR – Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance
is the term presently applied to a combined arms enabling operation that combines what was previously described as reconnaissance and surveillance (a manoeuvre task) with the production and dissemination of intelligence (previously depicted as a staff task). ISR is a continuous, recursive operation focused on the collection of relevant information that is analysed to create intelligence to inform the commander's visualization and support the operational cycle.
SAR – Synthetic Aperture Radar
is a form of radar which is used to create images of objects, such as landscapes – these images can be either two or three dimensional representations of the object. SAR uses the motion of the radar antenna over a targeted region to provide finer spatial resolution than is possible with conventional beam-scanning radars.
To create a SAR image, successive pulses of radio waves are transmitted to "illuminate" a target scene, and the echo of each pulse is received and recorded.
||C2ISR and C4ISR - Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance / Command and Control ISR
At UMS SKLERDAR, our platforms are ready for deployment above ground, including an open interface to Broadcast Microwave Services (BMS) and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems.
RPAS – Remotely Piloted Air System
set of configurable elements consisting of a remotely-piloted aircraft, its associated remote pilot station(s), the required command and control links and any other system elements as may be required, at any point during flight operation.
RPS – Remote Pilot Station
The RPS provides the means for the remote pilots of the RPAS to monitor and control the operation of the unmanned aircraft both on the ground and in the air.
ADT – Air Data Terminal
antennas and electronics installed in Air Vehicle - providing link to Ground Data Terminal and to GCS.
ITAR - International Traffic in Arms Regulations
is control the export and import of defence-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML). These regulations implement the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), in Foreign Relations.
GMTI – Ground Moving Target Indication
is a mode of operation of a radar to discriminate a target against the clutter. In contrast to another mode, stationary target indication, it takes advantage of the fact that the target moves with respect to stationary clutter.
||STANAG – The NATO Standardization Agreement
The Standardization Agreement (STANAG) defines processes, procedures, and conditions for common military or technical procedures or equipment
GCS – Ground Control Station
is a land- or sea-based control centre that provides the facilities for human control of unmanned vehicles in the air or in space.
CONOPS – Concept of Operations
is a document describing the characteristics of a proposed system from the viewpoint of an individual who will use that system. It is used to communicate the quantitative and qualitative system characteristics to all stakeholders. CONOPS are widely used in the military, governmental services and other fields.
MTOW – Maximum Take-Off Weight
of an aircraft is the maximum weight at which it is allowed to attempt to take off, due to structural or other limits.
VTOL – Vertical Take-Off and Landing
vehicles which can Take off Vertically – in most of the cases represented by Helicopters.