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British Army expands deployment of SitaWare C2 software

SitaWare Headquarters – seen here in use with Germany's Bundeswehr – is in widespread service. The British Army has acquired 1,400 new licences for the software. (Bundeswehr/Marco Dorow)

The British Army is expanding its use of Systematic's SitaWare Headquarters command-and-control (C2) software, the company announced on 1 November.

In total 1,400 new licences for SitaWare Headquarters have been acquired for use across the army.

A company spokesperson was unable to disclose the value of the contract.

The British Army had not responded to Janes at the time of publication regarding how the contract impacts the army's wider efforts to modernise its C2 capabilities.

This increase in licences ensures SitaWare is readily accessible at more echelons and helps to meet the army's wider digitalisation campaign under the THEIA programme, Major General John Collyer, British Army director information and chief information officer, said in the announcement. The software is in use with the army's 3rd Division and Standing Joint Force Headquarters (SJFHQ), and the Royal Corps of Signals used the software during the Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE) Urban Series in November 2022.

The procurement also covers an increase in licences for NATO's UK-based Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) to help with the deployment of SitaWare into operations and exercises within Europe and beyond.

When asked whether there was an option to extend the contract and licences, a Systematic spokesperson said, “Systematic stands ready to support the British Army with further licences, training, and support as required. As an open architecture system, our SitaWare suite can integrate with a wide variety of hardware and software solutions to support our customer's integrations.”

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