SWARM is a system that enables the incorporation of a reconnaissance and strike unit (RSU) into either the army or special forces. The RSU comprises Reconnaissance & Command Vehicles (RCV) equipped with the FLYEYE mini observation UAV and strike vehicles (SV) equipped with the combat UAV (C-UAV) WARMATE.
- The SWARM system integrates the two Unmanned Aerial Systems, allowing highly accurate observation and target selection using data from FLYEYE, and a rapid strike response using WARMATE. Data and voice communication between the different vehicles within the RSU are facilitated by the FONET – voice, and data communication system, which is incorporated with either a third-party radio or the Comp@n software defined vehicular radio. The type of vehicles (wheeled, tracked, towed) used for the RCV and SV are chosen by the end-user, and the full integration of FONET, FLYEYE, WARMATE and a radio network is provided by WB Group. Further, WB Group offers a comprehensive maintenance program that administers the repair of both the vehicle infrastructure and UAVs, in addition to on the ground IT support. A complete training program is provided for the whole SWARM system.
- FLYEYE is a mini UAV that allows for the observation, identification, and location of a variety of military targets during the day and night. The UAV is hand-launched and requires no additional infrastructure for take-off enabling use in urban areas, forests, and mountains. During landing the payload is released on a parachute preventing damage to the camera and battery.
- WARMATE is a mini combat UAV that provides the ability to strike targets identified using FLYEYE. The system is compatible with three different interchangeable warheads, each with specifications
for various missions. The warheads are equipped with either a daylight or infrared camera allowing for a constant assessment of the strike area and modification or abortion of the mission if required.
- FONET is a digital communication system that provides voice and data communication between different military vehicles. FONET comprises a central hub that is connected to a series of end-user terminals that support various types of operatives. The system allows for different configurations of end-user terminals depending on the kind of vehicle, and the command structure of the end-user. Also, FONET permits the integration of radio networks, external sensors and effectors, and wired and wireless forms of communication. Vehicles integrated with the FONET system are ready for operation in automated command networks.