Systematic is developing a new maritime capability to add to its Sitaware command-and-control (C2) software suite, and showcased it for the first time at the IDEX exhibition in Abu Dhabi, 17- 21 February 2019.
Sitaware, used by about 40 countries, is currently focused on land operations and has three different elements: Sitaware Headquarters (HQ), Frontline, and Edge for different levels of operation. The Royal Danish Navy (RDN) has deployed with Sitaware HQ and Frontline but is using it with the existing functionality. The RDN provides the command of the Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) and is using Sitaware HQ to support mine countermeasures (MCM) planning.
The new Sitaware Maritime system builds on the core capabilities of Sitaware HQ and adds specific modules to support maritime operations. The key capability is the provision of the Recognised Maritime Picture (RMP) using a range of information sources including organic sensors, AIS, OTH-Gold, and Link 16. Sitaware's open standards communications architecture enables it to accept feeds in a variety of formats and protocols. The system will automatically conduct track correlation to eliminate duplication. The RMP can be filtered according to user requirement and can be presented at different classification levels.
The software provides several flexible planning tools to support the conduct of a tactical estimate and the graphical development of plans. These tools include weapon and sensor ranges and other platform capabilities in 2D and 3D, and the ability to add overlays showing, for example, forecast sea and meteorological conditions. Once plans have been developed and approved the intention is that they can be automatically exported into formatted messages using Systematic's IRIS tools.
Systematic representatives highlighted a function that can bookmark different views and overlays to support briefing. This enables a commander to be briefed using the live RMP and on existing overlays, rather than separately prepared slides.
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