eLog from IWI

eLog

IWI announced a new product called eLog. The eLog system is designed to help militaries track and manage small arms.

Three main components to the eLog system: a module that in inside the firearm, a handheld module reader and a management system. The firearm module is designed to integrate with existing firearms inventories.

Data is stored by the module and transferred to the reader wirelessly. The reader then uploads the data into the management system.

Data collected and maintained includes the number of shots fired and maintenance history. The modules will even record weapon movements to help deter and recover thefts of weapons from an armory.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • To Whom It May Concern

    Imagine knowing exactly how many rounds each of your firearms fired since there BOD, all of the maintenance performed and the ability to track its whereabouts. This is data I’d appreciate. Great for used sales, too… Then one day, the government shall mandate manufacturers do this for all civilian sales, requiring a simple registration at time of transfer in to their database. Sigh

    • Herr Wolf

      this technology comes from Israel- the same country that the NSA “shares” all of its info on US citizens with

      • iksnilol

        I agree with Herr Wolf but I have this impression that this doesn’t transmit directly. You need to have the reader pick up the data from the device (implanted into the weapon) before you can send the data further.

  • brianm

    I concur, sigh 🙁

  • echelon

    Technology is great…until the .gov decides to harness it for malevolent ends.

    • Kurt Akemann

      True. The best that can be done is legislation to prevent this sort of tech from becoming a severe problem. But it does have legitimate uses for guns owned by organizations such as police departments. So it’s going to be up to us to make sure that the tech is used responsibly.

      • echelon

        No…I want less legislation, period. The .gov should never have the powers that it currently has.

  • ghost

    Once proven by the military it will be a “common sense” way to control and track firearms owned by subjects of the government. Willing to bet the option to lock up the action of firearms (making them useless), will be out there too.

    • That would be hilariously easy to disable. Having worked in the auto industry since I was 15, I have disabled just about every theft preventing mechanism on the market in cars (which are infinitely more complex than firearms).

      • Citizen! Why is your rifle ID disabled? Answer or face 6 months in a detention cube!

        • Hmm, damn thing must broken.

        • Jeff Smith

          In the words of Dave Chappelle, “I’m sorry, Officer….I didn’t know I couldn’t do that…”

      • ghost

        I was not going to tell them that.

  • May

    I get the feeling this is going to end up being used primarily by the IDF to track weapon theft and as evidence in conduct investigations. Both equipment theft and claims of excessive force are rampant in that organization, this could be useful for that.

  • Karl

    Good all the baddies need to do is develop a detonator designed to go off in proximity to this (probably some type of RFID) tech, brilliant idea…

  • Bal256

    Electronic shot counters for maintenance records would greatly improve weapon maintenance for people in charge of armories, like military and police. We already had this discussion when Berretta and Tactics Group GmbH came out with the exact same things earlier, but it looks like the tinfoilers got here before any armorers did.

  • Lance

    You can see the anti-gunner mandating this here soon. there BIG step towards confiscate.

  • sam

    Oh shi…

    OK. I’m not sad about this. Technology happens, it’s fundamentally good. Even when it’s likely to become a hassle it’s a people problem not a technology problem. I don’t want the genie back in the bottle. When gun control advocates realize it exists we’ll just have a community dialogue I guess.

  • LCON

    Okay so it’s a round counter impact detector, and GPS Tag with a memory card for data. Translation this is for Police and military agencies to update the armory.

    Basically What the DOD has been wanting for it’s Shot counters.
    The Key sensor seems to be a device added to the weapon. Based on the shape used in the video.
    IWI is aiming to install the sensor in place of the existing Brass Deflector on the Tavor series, as well as offer them to mount in pistol grips for retro fit to existing or integration into new weapons.since the device is not integral to the operation a thief who knows what they are doing or any one looking to disable the device could probably to so rather easily.

  • LIQUID OCELOT

    GUNS OF THE PATRIOTS

    BANG

  • Pete

    It’s a frikkin RFID and a gyroscopic impact sensor people. It’s basically a rifle/machine gun odometer. I’m not saying some moronic politician won’t try to impose them on manufacturers as some kind of gun control but it would be pretty pointless for that and ridiculously easily disabled and/or spoofed.
    This is a tool for organizations with armories be they militaries, Law Enforcement, PMC’s, or even rental ranges. As such it is an AWESOME TOOL! Anyone who’s been in any military service knows its luck of the draw whether the rifle you draw for some excercise, range, or deployment is brand new or has 10k rounds down the barrel, massive throat and gas port erosion and a worn out ____spring, extractor claw, or other thingamajigger. I was just at a range today where a kid had an extractor so badly worn on his M4 that we had to take a bolt from another rifle and use it to get a spent casing out. I told him to tell his armorer that the extractor needed changing. Will he do that? Will his armorer act on it? Probably not – he was a PFC…
    Unit armorers are rarely gunsmiths and their primary role in practice is accountability and issue, not maintenance. A system likes this allows bbls and other components to be changed at a regular interval rather than when enough people with enough rank complain about the weapons performance which is how things generally work now. This is exactly what military organizations need.
    I just hope the weight of IWI and the fully integrated system will get the US military to finally start implementing a system like this.

  • jcitizen

    Sure the electronics are probably cheap and easy – but a good throat erosion and barrel gage does just as good. Any good armorer can detect wear using standard tools very easily.