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Australia downselects Systematic's SitaWare software for battlefield command project

Australian Army soldiers use Systematic's SitaWare suite at Exercise ‘Talisman Sabre' in July 2021. On 27 July 2023 Systematic announced that its SitaWare Headquarters and SitaWare Frontline have been downselected for Tranche 1 of the Australian Army's LAND 200 Phase 3 project. (Commonwealth of Australia)

The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has downselected elements of the SitaWare suite of battle management software (BMS) developed by Danish company Systematic for Tranche 1 of the Australian Army's LAND 200 Phase 3 project.

The SitaWare suite will enable the Australian Army to monitor and update battlespace information in near-real-time, issue plans and orders, and enhance interoperability with allies, a spokesperson for the company told Janes on 27 July.

“As part of the downselect, the Australian Army is looking to acquire the SitaWare Headquarters (SHQ) and [the] SitaWare Frontline [from Systematic],” the spokesperson said.

“The SHQ is for larger headquarters units and can be used in fixed locations [such as buildings] as well as in static and deployed locations [such as deployed field headquarters],” the spokesperson added. “The SitaWare Frontline is optimised for use on tablet systems and is primarily designed for use in vehicles.”

Under Tranche 1 of the Australian Army's LAND 200 Phase 3 project, the SitaWare Frontline will initially be integrated into several command-and-control (C2) variants of the Thales Bushmaster and the Hawkei protected mobility vehicles (PMVs), as well as into a limited number of Mercedes-Benz G-Wagons and Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles' (RMMV's) medium and heavy logistic vehicles, the spokesperson added.

SitaWare suite will assist the Australian Army in blue force tracking, as well as in plotting and monitoring movements of adversaries, the spokesperson said.

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