Asio Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of tactical solutions for defence, security, and paramilitary applications, has fulfilled a follow-on order from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and recently delivered thousands of additional ORION systems. Asio Technologies solutions, including the ORION systems, are already in operational use by the IDF. ORION (or OLAR / AMUD – as called by the IDF) is a rugged and secured mobile system for dismounted forces, enabling mission planning and real-time navigation. Using the Android platform, ORION enables mission planning, positioning, and enhanced situational awareness using the GIS database and Augmented Reality (AR) capabilities.
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, as well as other mission-critical information. It is a scalable, multilayered, networked situational awareness solution with a highly intuitive and interactive palm-size interface. The ORION system can communicate and interface with other ASIO Technologies tactical solutions, such as the LYNX tactical handheld day/night augmented reality situation awareness system and RIGEL tactical smartwatch, to provide a fully integrated tactical combat suit for ground forces.
David Harel, Asio Technologies CEO, said: “Another delivery of ORION systems to the IDF was completed, with additional thousands of units provided to the IDF’s ground forces. We are honoured to be chosen by the IDF once again, and see this as a sign-of-proof of the added value our solutions provide. Bringing all the needed information to the palm of their hands, our ORION systems allow the manoeuvring force to plan and complete their missions quickly and effectively.”
Asio Technologies was founded in 2003 to serve the defense and paramilitary markets with its specialization in geo-spatial position acquisition systems encompassing navigation, positioning, mission planning, mission management and system integration. Asio Technologies prides itself with several innovative registered patents in positioning and north finding. With core focus on Target Acquisition, Augmented Orientation, Mission Planning and Common Language for the tactical commanding level, Asio’s solutions are based on true operational experience ranging from surveillance and reconnaissance to targeting and weapon guidance. Asio’s operational experience is based on its staff, which served as officers in special forward observation and reconnaissance units of the Special Forces units of the IDF, participating in numerous operations.