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Saab wins tactical simulation training deal with Poland

by Giles Ebbutt

Polish BMP IFVs move towards the river during a joint river crossing rehearsal as part of Exercise Allied Spirit, a joint US-Polish exercise at Drawsko Pomorskie training area in June 2020. A Rosomak IFV is in the background. About 6,000 US and Polish soldiers took part in the exercise. The TES being procured by Poland from Saab will instrument similar vehicles and others and will enhance the realism of joint exercises like these. (US Army)

Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation (TES) training systems, the company announced on 7 September. The contract, which is over a five-year period from 2021 that includes three years of support, is worth about SEK1 billion (USD116.1 million).

The supplied systems are a complete instrumented TES solution for a reinforced mechanised battalion at the Drawsko Pomorskie combat training centre (CTC) together with four company-sized systems for separate individual unit locations. The solution will use Saab's GAMER instrumentation and communications system and exercise control (EXCON) software.

A Saab representative told Janes that as well as outfits for dismounted personnel the equipment will include the latest generation of its BT46 laser projectors, detectors, and vehicle instrumentation systems, including the compact ballistic laser. The vehicles to be instrumented include the Leopard 2A5 and 2PL main battle tanks (MBTs), three Polish T72 MBT variants and Rosomak and BMP infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs).

The weapons that will be incorporated into the systems, in addition to small arms and vehicle-mounted weapons, include the Spike anti-tank guided weapon system and RPG7, although the former will only be in the direct fire role and not Saab's recently developed non-line-of-sight (NLOS) solution.

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Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation ...

Saab wins tactical simulation training deal with Poland

by Giles Ebbutt

Polish BMP IFVs move towards the river during a joint river crossing rehearsal as part of Exercise Allied Spirit, a joint US-Polish exercise at Drawsko Pomorskie training area in June 2020. A Rosomak IFV is in the background. About 6,000 US and Polish soldiers took part in the exercise. The TES being procured by Poland from Saab will instrument similar vehicles and others and will enhance the realism of joint exercises like these. (US Army)

Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation (TES) training systems, the company announced on 7 September. The contract, which is over a five-year period from 2021 that includes three years of support, is worth about SEK1 billion (USD116.1 million).

The supplied systems are a complete instrumented TES solution for a reinforced mechanised battalion at the Drawsko Pomorskie combat training centre (CTC) together with four company-sized systems for separate individual unit locations. The solution will use Saab's GAMER instrumentation and communications system and exercise control (EXCON) software.

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DSEI 2021: Ireland adopts SitaWare C2 software for ISTAR aircraft

by Giles Ebbutt

SitaWare IDF PC-12. Systematic's SitaWare C2 software has been installed on all of the Irish Air Corps' PC-12NG aircraft. (Defence Forces Ireland)

Command-and-control (C2) software house Systematic has announced Defence Forces Ireland has installed its SitaWare C2 software on its fleet of four Plilatus PC-12NG aircraft, operated by 104 Squadron of the Irish Air Corps.

The complete SitaWare suite consists of three interoperable and scalable segments: SitaWare Headquarters (HQ), designed for use in command posts (CPs) and HQs; SitaWare Frontline, a tactical-level battle management system; and SitaWare Edge for the dismounted user.

One of the PC-12NGs is configured for a utility role while the remaining three are known as ‘Spectre' platforms and provide an advanced intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability to the Defence Forces. Janes understands that these three aircraft are equipped with an electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensor suite controlled by a tactical flight officer from a mission station in the cabin.


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DSEI 2021: Italy joins Eurofighter ‘Radar 2' programme

by Gareth Jennings

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.

Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.

“The move represents the first step towards Italy's full participation in the ECRS Mk2 programme. This formation of what is known as the Industrial Joint Team follows the approval of a statement of principles document by the UK and Italian Ministry of Defence [MoD],” Leonardo said at the DSEI defence exhibition in London.

As noted by Leonardo, the focus of the team of Italian engineers will be to contribute towards the successful development of Radar 2, while acquiring system design capabilities that will ensure the Italian MoD has sovereign control over the new radar system at every stage of its operational life.


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Brimstone integrated with Topaz ICMS

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

MBDA and the WB Group have unveiled a joint project designed to enhance Poland's anti-armour capabilities, through the integration of the Brimstone weapon system with the Topaz integrated combat management system (ICMS).

Brimstone is being proposed as an anti-armour solution for new tracked tank destroyers being developed under the Polish Ministry of National Defence's Ottokar-Brzoza programme. Topaz is a command-and-communications architecture that delivers precision ballistic calculation and effects through the integration of advanced surveillance assets with artillery, unmanned aircraft systems, and loitering munition systems.

The future tank destroyers, armed with anti-armour missiles, will become part of the Polish Armed Forces, and will be integrated with Topaz ICMS. Those with other artillery systems, including the Krab 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and the Rak 120 mm self-propelled mortars (SPMs) Rak, have already been integrated with Topaz.

“The WB Group is co-operating with various manufacturers of effectors to combat heavily armoured vehicles. Brimstone is just one example, but other modern anti-tank missiles can be integrated with the Topaz integrated combat management system,” Remigiusz Wilk, director of WB Group communications told Janes


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Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation ...

Saab wins tactical simulation training deal with Poland

by Giles Ebbutt

Polish BMP IFVs move towards the river during a joint river crossing rehearsal as part of Exercise Allied Spirit, a joint US-Polish exercise at Drawsko Pomorskie training area in June 2020. A Rosomak IFV is in the background. About 6,000 US and Polish soldiers took part in the exercise. The TES being procured by Poland from Saab will instrument similar vehicles and others and will enhance the realism of joint exercises like these. (US Army)

Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation (TES) training systems, the company announced on 7 September. The contract, which is over a five-year period from 2021 that includes three years of support, is worth about SEK1 billion (USD116.1 million).

The supplied systems are a complete instrumented TES solution for a reinforced mechanised battalion at the Drawsko Pomorskie combat training centre (CTC) together with four company-sized systems for separate individual unit locations. The solution will use Saab's GAMER instrumentation and communications system and exercise control (EXCON) software.

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DSEI 2021: Ireland adopts SitaWare C2 software for ISTAR aircraft

by Giles Ebbutt

SitaWare IDF PC-12. Systematic's SitaWare C2 software has been installed on all of the Irish Air Corps' PC-12NG aircraft. (Defence Forces Ireland)

Command-and-control (C2) software house Systematic has announced Defence Forces Ireland has installed its SitaWare C2 software on its fleet of four Plilatus PC-12NG aircraft, operated by 104 Squadron of the Irish Air Corps.

The complete SitaWare suite consists of three interoperable and scalable segments: SitaWare Headquarters (HQ), designed for use in command posts (CPs) and HQs; SitaWare Frontline, a tactical-level battle management system; and SitaWare Edge for the dismounted user.

One of the PC-12NGs is configured for a utility role while the remaining three are known as ‘Spectre' platforms and provide an advanced intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability to the Defence Forces. Janes understands that these three aircraft are equipped with an electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensor suite controlled by a tactical flight officer from a mission station in the cabin.


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DSEI 2021: Italy joins Eurofighter ‘Radar 2' programme

by Gareth Jennings

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.

Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.

“The move represents the first step towards Italy's full participation in the ECRS Mk2 programme. This formation of what is known as the Industrial Joint Team follows the approval of a statement of principles document by the UK and Italian Ministry of Defence [MoD],” Leonardo said at the DSEI defence exhibition in London.

As noted by Leonardo, the focus of the team of Italian engineers will be to contribute towards the successful development of Radar 2, while acquiring system design capabilities that will ensure the Italian MoD has sovereign control over the new radar system at every stage of its operational life.


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Brimstone integrated with Topaz ICMS

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

MBDA and the WB Group have unveiled a joint project designed to enhance Poland's anti-armour capabilities, through the integration of the Brimstone weapon system with the Topaz integrated combat management system (ICMS).

Brimstone is being proposed as an anti-armour solution for new tracked tank destroyers being developed under the Polish Ministry of National Defence's Ottokar-Brzoza programme. Topaz is a command-and-communications architecture that delivers precision ballistic calculation and effects through the integration of advanced surveillance assets with artillery, unmanned aircraft systems, and loitering munition systems.

The future tank destroyers, armed with anti-armour missiles, will become part of the Polish Armed Forces, and will be integrated with Topaz ICMS. Those with other artillery systems, including the Krab 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and the Rak 120 mm self-propelled mortars (SPMs) Rak, have already been integrated with Topaz.

“The WB Group is co-operating with various manufacturers of effectors to combat heavily armoured vehicles. Brimstone is just one example, but other modern anti-tank missiles can be integrated with the Topaz integrated combat management system,” Remigiusz Wilk, director of WB Group communications told Janes


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Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation ...

Saab wins tactical simulation training deal with Poland

by Giles Ebbutt

Polish BMP IFVs move towards the river during a joint river crossing rehearsal as part of Exercise Allied Spirit, a joint US-Polish exercise at Drawsko Pomorskie training area in June 2020. A Rosomak IFV is in the background. About 6,000 US and Polish soldiers took part in the exercise. The TES being procured by Poland from Saab will instrument similar vehicles and others and will enhance the realism of joint exercises like these. (US Army)

Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation (TES) training systems, the company announced on 7 September. The contract, which is over a five-year period from 2021 that includes three years of support, is worth about SEK1 billion (USD116.1 million).

The supplied systems are a complete instrumented TES solution for a reinforced mechanised battalion at the Drawsko Pomorskie combat training centre (CTC) together with four company-sized systems for separate individual unit locations. The solution will use Saab's GAMER instrumentation and communications system and exercise control (EXCON) software.

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DSEI 2021: Ireland adopts SitaWare C2 software for ISTAR aircraft

by Giles Ebbutt

SitaWare IDF PC-12. Systematic's SitaWare C2 software has been installed on all of the Irish Air Corps' PC-12NG aircraft. (Defence Forces Ireland)

Command-and-control (C2) software house Systematic has announced Defence Forces Ireland has installed its SitaWare C2 software on its fleet of four Plilatus PC-12NG aircraft, operated by 104 Squadron of the Irish Air Corps.

The complete SitaWare suite consists of three interoperable and scalable segments: SitaWare Headquarters (HQ), designed for use in command posts (CPs) and HQs; SitaWare Frontline, a tactical-level battle management system; and SitaWare Edge for the dismounted user.

One of the PC-12NGs is configured for a utility role while the remaining three are known as ‘Spectre' platforms and provide an advanced intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability to the Defence Forces. Janes understands that these three aircraft are equipped with an electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensor suite controlled by a tactical flight officer from a mission station in the cabin.


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DSEI 2021: Italy joins Eurofighter ‘Radar 2' programme

by Gareth Jennings

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.

Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.

“The move represents the first step towards Italy's full participation in the ECRS Mk2 programme. This formation of what is known as the Industrial Joint Team follows the approval of a statement of principles document by the UK and Italian Ministry of Defence [MoD],” Leonardo said at the DSEI defence exhibition in London.

As noted by Leonardo, the focus of the team of Italian engineers will be to contribute towards the successful development of Radar 2, while acquiring system design capabilities that will ensure the Italian MoD has sovereign control over the new radar system at every stage of its operational life.


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Brimstone integrated with Topaz ICMS

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

MBDA and the WB Group have unveiled a joint project designed to enhance Poland's anti-armour capabilities, through the integration of the Brimstone weapon system with the Topaz integrated combat management system (ICMS).

Brimstone is being proposed as an anti-armour solution for new tracked tank destroyers being developed under the Polish Ministry of National Defence's Ottokar-Brzoza programme. Topaz is a command-and-communications architecture that delivers precision ballistic calculation and effects through the integration of advanced surveillance assets with artillery, unmanned aircraft systems, and loitering munition systems.

The future tank destroyers, armed with anti-armour missiles, will become part of the Polish Armed Forces, and will be integrated with Topaz ICMS. Those with other artillery systems, including the Krab 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and the Rak 120 mm self-propelled mortars (SPMs) Rak, have already been integrated with Topaz.

“The WB Group is co-operating with various manufacturers of effectors to combat heavily armoured vehicles. Brimstone is just one example, but other modern anti-tank missiles can be integrated with the Topaz integrated combat management system,” Remigiusz Wilk, director of WB Group communications told Janes


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Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation ...

Saab wins tactical simulation training deal with Poland

by Giles Ebbutt

Polish BMP IFVs move towards the river during a joint river crossing rehearsal as part of Exercise Allied Spirit, a joint US-Polish exercise at Drawsko Pomorskie training area in June 2020. A Rosomak IFV is in the background. About 6,000 US and Polish soldiers took part in the exercise. The TES being procured by Poland from Saab will instrument similar vehicles and others and will enhance the realism of joint exercises like these. (US Army)

Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation (TES) training systems, the company announced on 7 September. The contract, which is over a five-year period from 2021 that includes three years of support, is worth about SEK1 billion (USD116.1 million).

The supplied systems are a complete instrumented TES solution for a reinforced mechanised battalion at the Drawsko Pomorskie combat training centre (CTC) together with four company-sized systems for separate individual unit locations. The solution will use Saab's GAMER instrumentation and communications system and exercise control (EXCON) software.

A Saab representative told Janes


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DSEI 2021: Ireland adopts SitaWare C2 software for ISTAR aircraft

by Giles Ebbutt

SitaWare IDF PC-12. Systematic's SitaWare C2 software has been installed on all of the Irish Air Corps' PC-12NG aircraft. (Defence Forces Ireland)

Command-and-control (C2) software house Systematic has announced Defence Forces Ireland has installed its SitaWare C2 software on its fleet of four Plilatus PC-12NG aircraft, operated by 104 Squadron of the Irish Air Corps.

The complete SitaWare suite consists of three interoperable and scalable segments: SitaWare Headquarters (HQ), designed for use in command posts (CPs) and HQs; SitaWare Frontline, a tactical-level battle management system; and SitaWare Edge for the dismounted user.

One of the PC-12NGs is configured for a utility role while the remaining three are known as ‘Spectre' platforms and provide an advanced intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability to the Defence Forces. Janes understands that these three aircraft are equipped with an electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensor suite controlled by a tactical flight officer from a mission station in the cabin.


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DSEI 2021: Italy joins Eurofighter ‘Radar 2' programme

by Gareth Jennings

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.

Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.

“The move represents the first step towards Italy's full participation in the ECRS Mk2 programme. This formation of what is known as the Industrial Joint Team follows the approval of a statement of principles document by the UK and Italian Ministry of Defence [MoD],” Leonardo said at the DSEI defence exhibition in London.

As noted by Leonardo, the focus of the team of Italian engineers will be to contribute towards the successful development of Radar 2, while acquiring system design capabilities that will ensure the Italian MoD has sovereign control over the new radar system at every stage of its operational life.


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Brimstone integrated with Topaz ICMS

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

MBDA and the WB Group have unveiled a joint project designed to enhance Poland's anti-armour capabilities, through the integration of the Brimstone weapon system with the Topaz integrated combat management system (ICMS).

Brimstone is being proposed as an anti-armour solution for new tracked tank destroyers being developed under the Polish Ministry of National Defence's Ottokar-Brzoza programme. Topaz is a command-and-communications architecture that delivers precision ballistic calculation and effects through the integration of advanced surveillance assets with artillery, unmanned aircraft systems, and loitering munition systems.

The future tank destroyers, armed with anti-armour missiles, will become part of the Polish Armed Forces, and will be integrated with Topaz ICMS. Those with other artillery systems, including the Krab 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and the Rak 120 mm self-propelled mortars (SPMs) Rak, have already been integrated with Topaz.

“The WB Group is co-operating with various manufacturers of effectors to combat heavily armoured vehicles. Brimstone is just one example, but other modern anti-tank missiles can be integrated with the Topaz integrated combat management system,” Remigiusz Wilk, director of WB Group communications told Janes


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Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation ...

Saab wins tactical simulation training deal with Poland

by Giles Ebbutt

Polish BMP IFVs move towards the river during a joint river crossing rehearsal as part of Exercise Allied Spirit, a joint US-Polish exercise at Drawsko Pomorskie training area in June 2020. A Rosomak IFV is in the background. About 6,000 US and Polish soldiers took part in the exercise. The TES being procured by Poland from Saab will instrument similar vehicles and others and will enhance the realism of joint exercises like these. (US Army)

Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation (TES) training systems, the company announced on 7 September. The contract, which is over a five-year period from 2021 that includes three years of support, is worth about SEK1 billion (USD116.1 million).

The supplied systems are a complete instrumented TES solution for a reinforced mechanised battalion at the Drawsko Pomorskie combat training centre (CTC) together with four company-sized systems for separate individual unit locations. The solution will use Saab's GAMER instrumentation and communications system and exercise control (EXCON) software.

A Saab representative told Janes


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DSEI 2021: Ireland adopts SitaWare C2 software for ISTAR aircraft

by Giles Ebbutt

SitaWare IDF PC-12. Systematic's SitaWare C2 software has been installed on all of the Irish Air Corps' PC-12NG aircraft. (Defence Forces Ireland)

Command-and-control (C2) software house Systematic has announced Defence Forces Ireland has installed its SitaWare C2 software on its fleet of four Plilatus PC-12NG aircraft, operated by 104 Squadron of the Irish Air Corps.

The complete SitaWare suite consists of three interoperable and scalable segments: SitaWare Headquarters (HQ), designed for use in command posts (CPs) and HQs; SitaWare Frontline, a tactical-level battle management system; and SitaWare Edge for the dismounted user.

One of the PC-12NGs is configured for a utility role while the remaining three are known as ‘Spectre' platforms and provide an advanced intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability to the Defence Forces. Janes understands that these three aircraft are equipped with an electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensor suite controlled by a tactical flight officer from a mission station in the cabin.


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DSEI 2021: Italy joins Eurofighter ‘Radar 2' programme

by Gareth Jennings

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.

Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.

“The move represents the first step towards Italy's full participation in the ECRS Mk2 programme. This formation of what is known as the Industrial Joint Team follows the approval of a statement of principles document by the UK and Italian Ministry of Defence [MoD],” Leonardo said at the DSEI defence exhibition in London.

As noted by Leonardo, the focus of the team of Italian engineers will be to contribute towards the successful development of Radar 2, while acquiring system design capabilities that will ensure the Italian MoD has sovereign control over the new radar system at every stage of its operational life.


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Brimstone integrated with Topaz ICMS

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

MBDA and the WB Group have unveiled a joint project designed to enhance Poland's anti-armour capabilities, through the integration of the Brimstone weapon system with the Topaz integrated combat management system (ICMS).

Brimstone is being proposed as an anti-armour solution for new tracked tank destroyers being developed under the Polish Ministry of National Defence's Ottokar-Brzoza programme. Topaz is a command-and-communications architecture that delivers precision ballistic calculation and effects through the integration of advanced surveillance assets with artillery, unmanned aircraft systems, and loitering munition systems.

The future tank destroyers, armed with anti-armour missiles, will become part of the Polish Armed Forces, and will be integrated with Topaz ICMS. Those with other artillery systems, including the Krab 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and the Rak 120 mm self-propelled mortars (SPMs) Rak, have already been integrated with Topaz.

“The WB Group is co-operating with various manufacturers of effectors to combat heavily armoured vehicles. Brimstone is just one example, but other modern anti-tank missiles can be integrated with the Topaz integrated combat management system,” Remigiusz Wilk, director of WB Group communications told Janes


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Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation ...

Saab wins tactical simulation training deal with Poland

by Giles Ebbutt

Polish BMP IFVs move towards the river during a joint river crossing rehearsal as part of Exercise Allied Spirit, a joint US-Polish exercise at Drawsko Pomorskie training area in June 2020. A Rosomak IFV is in the background. About 6,000 US and Polish soldiers took part in the exercise. The TES being procured by Poland from Saab will instrument similar vehicles and others and will enhance the realism of joint exercises like these. (US Army)

Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation (TES) training systems, the company announced on 7 September. The contract, which is over a five-year period from 2021 that includes three years of support, is worth about SEK1 billion (USD116.1 million).

The supplied systems are a complete instrumented TES solution for a reinforced mechanised battalion at the Drawsko Pomorskie combat training centre (CTC) together with four company-sized systems for separate individual unit locations. The solution will use Saab's GAMER instrumentation and communications system and exercise control (EXCON) software.

A Saab representative told Janes


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DSEI 2021: Ireland adopts SitaWare C2 software for ISTAR aircraft

by Giles Ebbutt

SitaWare IDF PC-12. Systematic's SitaWare C2 software has been installed on all of the Irish Air Corps' PC-12NG aircraft. (Defence Forces Ireland)

Command-and-control (C2) software house Systematic has announced Defence Forces Ireland has installed its SitaWare C2 software on its fleet of four Plilatus PC-12NG aircraft, operated by 104 Squadron of the Irish Air Corps.

The complete SitaWare suite consists of three interoperable and scalable segments: SitaWare Headquarters (HQ), designed for use in command posts (CPs) and HQs; SitaWare Frontline, a tactical-level battle management system; and SitaWare Edge for the dismounted user.

One of the PC-12NGs is configured for a utility role while the remaining three are known as ‘Spectre' platforms and provide an advanced intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability to the Defence Forces. Janes understands that these three aircraft are equipped with an electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensor suite controlled by a tactical flight officer from a mission station in the cabin.


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DSEI 2021: Italy joins Eurofighter ‘Radar 2' programme

by Gareth Jennings

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.

Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.

“The move represents the first step towards Italy's full participation in the ECRS Mk2 programme. This formation of what is known as the Industrial Joint Team follows the approval of a statement of principles document by the UK and Italian Ministry of Defence [MoD],” Leonardo said at the DSEI defence exhibition in London.

As noted by Leonardo, the focus of the team of Italian engineers will be to contribute towards the successful development of Radar 2, while acquiring system design capabilities that will ensure the Italian MoD has sovereign control over the new radar system at every stage of its operational life.


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Brimstone integrated with Topaz ICMS

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

MBDA and the WB Group have unveiled a joint project designed to enhance Poland's anti-armour capabilities, through the integration of the Brimstone weapon system with the Topaz integrated combat management system (ICMS).

Brimstone is being proposed as an anti-armour solution for new tracked tank destroyers being developed under the Polish Ministry of National Defence's Ottokar-Brzoza programme. Topaz is a command-and-communications architecture that delivers precision ballistic calculation and effects through the integration of advanced surveillance assets with artillery, unmanned aircraft systems, and loitering munition systems.

The future tank destroyers, armed with anti-armour missiles, will become part of the Polish Armed Forces, and will be integrated with Topaz ICMS. Those with other artillery systems, including the Krab 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and the Rak 120 mm self-propelled mortars (SPMs) Rak, have already been integrated with Topaz.

“The WB Group is co-operating with various manufacturers of effectors to combat heavily armoured vehicles. Brimstone is just one example, but other modern anti-tank missiles can be integrated with the Topaz integrated combat management system,” Remigiusz Wilk, director of WB Group communications told Janes


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Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation ...

Saab wins tactical simulation training deal with Poland

by Giles Ebbutt

Polish BMP IFVs move towards the river during a joint river crossing rehearsal as part of Exercise Allied Spirit, a joint US-Polish exercise at Drawsko Pomorskie training area in June 2020. A Rosomak IFV is in the background. About 6,000 US and Polish soldiers took part in the exercise. The TES being procured by Poland from Saab will instrument similar vehicles and others and will enhance the realism of joint exercises like these. (US Army)

Saab has been awarded a contract by the Polish Armed Forces for live tactical engagement simulation (TES) training systems, the company announced on 7 September. The contract, which is over a five-year period from 2021 that includes three years of support, is worth about SEK1 billion (USD116.1 million).

The supplied systems are a complete instrumented TES solution for a reinforced mechanised battalion at the Drawsko Pomorskie combat training centre (CTC) together with four company-sized systems for separate individual unit locations. The solution will use Saab's GAMER instrumentation and communications system and exercise control (EXCON) software.

A Saab representative told Janes


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DSEI 2021: Ireland adopts SitaWare C2 software for ISTAR aircraft

by Giles Ebbutt

SitaWare IDF PC-12. Systematic's SitaWare C2 software has been installed on all of the Irish Air Corps' PC-12NG aircraft. (Defence Forces Ireland)

Command-and-control (C2) software house Systematic has announced Defence Forces Ireland has installed its SitaWare C2 software on its fleet of four Plilatus PC-12NG aircraft, operated by 104 Squadron of the Irish Air Corps.

The complete SitaWare suite consists of three interoperable and scalable segments: SitaWare Headquarters (HQ), designed for use in command posts (CPs) and HQs; SitaWare Frontline, a tactical-level battle management system; and SitaWare Edge for the dismounted user.

One of the PC-12NGs is configured for a utility role while the remaining three are known as ‘Spectre' platforms and provide an advanced intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability to the Defence Forces. Janes understands that these three aircraft are equipped with an electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) sensor suite controlled by a tactical flight officer from a mission station in the cabin.


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DSEI 2021: Italy joins Eurofighter ‘Radar 2' programme

by Gareth Jennings

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. (Janes/Gareth Jennings)

Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2' active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft.

Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the European Common Radar System Mark 2 (ECRS Mk2) radar, with engineers from its Nerviano radar site in Milan joining the UK development team at the company's Edinburgh site in Scotland in the coming weeks.

“The move represents the first step towards Italy's full participation in the ECRS Mk2 programme. This formation of what is known as the Industrial Joint Team follows the approval of a statement of principles document by the UK and Italian Ministry of Defence [MoD],” Leonardo said at the DSEI defence exhibition in London.

As noted by Leonardo, the focus of the team of Italian engineers will be to contribute towards the successful development of Radar 2, while acquiring system design capabilities that will ensure the Italian MoD has sovereign control over the new radar system at every stage of its operational life.


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Brimstone integrated with Topaz ICMS

by Jakub Link-Lenczowski

MBDA and the WB Group have unveiled a joint project designed to enhance Poland's anti-armour capabilities, through the integration of the Brimstone weapon system with the Topaz integrated combat management system (ICMS).

Brimstone is being proposed as an anti-armour solution for new tracked tank destroyers being developed under the Polish Ministry of National Defence's Ottokar-Brzoza programme. Topaz is a command-and-communications architecture that delivers precision ballistic calculation and effects through the integration of advanced surveillance assets with artillery, unmanned aircraft systems, and loitering munition systems.

The future tank destroyers, armed with anti-armour missiles, will become part of the Polish Armed Forces, and will be integrated with Topaz ICMS. Those with other artillery systems, including the Krab 155 mm self-propelled howitzers (SPHs) and the Rak 120 mm self-propelled mortars (SPMs) Rak, have already been integrated with Topaz.

“The WB Group is co-operating with various manufacturers of effectors to combat heavily armoured vehicles. Brimstone is just one example, but other modern anti-tank missiles can be integrated with the Topaz integrated combat management system,” Remigiusz Wilk, director of WB Group communications told Janes


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