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UK digitises joint fires to operate with NATO allies

16 August 2018

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a four-year, GBP17 million (USD21.6 million) contract to IT and business consulting services company CGI for the mid-life update (MLU) to digitise the British Army's Fire Control Battlefield Information System Application (FC BISA), CGI announced on 16 August. The software upgrade to FC BISA version 4.0 will replace voice communications and liaison officers currently used to control joint fires, and will integrate and automate these fires with other weapons systems such as aircraft.

CGI said it would provide secure software application design, implementation, and training support for FC BISA version 4.0.

The company told Jane's on 17 August that the MLU would take place the first two years of the contract, followed by implementation during the last two years.

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