The Austrian Army plans to equip an initial tranche of two battalions with Systematic’s Sitaware command-and-control (C2) software later this year, army officials told Jane’s .
The battalions are to receive Sitaware battle management system (BMS) software as commanders consider a wider roll-out of the technology across the army. The decision to press forward with the upgrade follows the BMS software’s integration on the army’s inventory of Elbit Systems’ Tadiran Combat Net Radio 710 (CNR-710) systems in 2018.
Speaking to Jane’s at the Network Centric Warfare conference in Rome on 4 February, Colonel Horst Treiblmaier, head of communication systems for the Austrian Ministry of Defence, confirmed the procurement and said it supports the Future Tactical Communication Network (FTCN) programme.
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