The next generation of battlefield management systems: "Fast Road"

IDF (Zahal) Spokesperson

New battlefield management system developed by Elbit allows for tanks to be updated on changing battlefield situations within seconds

Date: 05/05/2011, 5:04 PM     Author: Daniella Bokor

The “Fast Road” system is the next generation of technology for battlefield management systems in tanks. The system, developed by Elbit, has begun to be integrated into some of the IDF (Zahal)’s regular armored divisions.

The technological leap represented by the “Fast Road” system is in the speed that it can transfer data and messages, within seconds or less. In each tank connected to the system, an array of data related to what is occurring on the battlefield appears on monitors.

New data appears on the screens within seconds of being received by the system. The device itself is small, taking up little space in the tank.

“There is no doubt that the device improves operational effectiveness and allows for immediate communication without delays,” said Lt. Col. Avi Uriel.

The “Fast Road” system also allows for data to be entered in higher volumes and more frequently.