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 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.
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.