AI-based WeaponLogic Ecosystem presented at LAAD 2019

    Good news: your agency has just ordered a long-awaited batch of rifles and pistols to complement and eventually replace the current inventory in use. Bad news: you are given the Herculean task of keeping a detailed track and record of the weapons’ use, both in training and in actual operations, so that an adequate maintenance program can be established and followed. Good news, again: enter the WeaponLogic Ecosystem, from Israel, that the Secubit company presented for the first time at the recent LAAD 2019 Defence and Security Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro.

    I am personally pretty much unfamiliar with high-tech, AI (Artificial Intelligence) stuff, although my teenage grandchildren are most likely to consider that a piece of cake. Anyway, what follows is a layman’s straightforward product assessment, with the necessary inputs from the manufacturer…

    The SmartCounter device is small, can be integrated seaminglessly to any weapon, and “talks” directly with the Reader unit.

    The WeaponLogic Ecosystem is a set of tools that includes an advanced algorithm that gathers and analyses comprehensive weapon usage data in real time. It includes a simple, lightweight device called SmartCounter that can be easily and non-permanently attached to the gun, with an information storage capacity of up to one million shots (dry, single, full-auto). The information thus collected is transferred via RFID technology to the Reader unit, providing data of the weapon’s status in about three seconds. The fully MIL-STD 810G system includes a 5” outdoor viewable HD screen, a USB 3.0 PC interface, and a rechargeable 4300 mAh Li-Ion battery.

    Photo shows the Reader unit, which looks like a cellphone, with  different SmartCounter units for convenient attachment to various guns.

    This is how the WeaponLogic Reader presents the types and number of guns of a selected agency inventory.

    Once a particular gun is selected, you are immediately presented with its vital statistics, such as the number of shots fired (dry, single, full-auto). That’s vital info for an efficient maintenance program.

    There is also a Dashboard application that provides data analysis and comprehensive representation of weapon’s conditions and inventory management. It is compatible with Windows 7 and higher, being integration-ready. Ruby Shasha, Secubit’s VP Marketing and Sales, says his company is looking forward to expand its cooperation in Latin American countries by providing a preemptive weapon maintenance system for enhanced cost-effective use of small arms.

    General inventory management and individual weapons conditions are included in the many options available in the Dashboard application, which is compatible with Windows 7 and higher. (Image: Secubit)

    Ronaldo Olive

    Ronaldo is a long-time (starting in the 1960s) Brazilian writer on aviation, military, LE, and gun subjects, with articles published in local and international (UK, Switzerland, and U.S.) periodicals. His vast experience has made him a frequent guest lecturer and instructor in Brazil’s armed and police forces.