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Poland to roll out SitaWare across Abrams fleet, support vehicles

The Polish Land Forces will field SitaWare Frontline (pictured) and Headquarters. (Systematic)

Systematic's SitaWare Frontline command-and-control (C2) software will be installed in all of the Polish Land Forces' Abrams main battle tanks (MBTs), and the service will also receive the company's SitaWare Headquarters system, Janes has learnt.

The 18th Mechanised Division's M1A1 and M1A2 System Enhancement Program version 3 (SEPv3) Abrams MBTs and various support vehicles will be equipped with the mounted battle management system (BMS) – SitaWare Frontline – Systematic announced on 2 November.

A company spokesperson told Janes that SitaWare Headquarters – which functions at higher levels of command – is included as part of the contract in order to support connectivity with the Polish Armed Forces' other C2 systems.

It was previously reported by Janes that the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift and Evacuation System (HERCULES) armoured recovery vehicles (ARVs) and M1110 Joint Assault Bridges (JABs) would be equipped with SitaWare Frontline as well as the M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams variant.

This latest announcement reveals that all of the Polish Land Forces' 366 Abrams MBTs – 116 M1A1 Firepower Enhancement Package (FEP) and 250 M1A2 SEPv3 – will be equipped with SitaWare Frontline. The first 14 M1A1 Abrams were delivered in June 2023, including three M88A2 HERCULES vehicles, while the first M1A2 SEPv3 deliveries are expected from 2025.

Along with the Abrams MBTs, the Polish Land Forces will eventually receive 38 M88A2 HERCULES and 25 M1074 JABs, rather than the originally requested M1110 variant. A Systematic spokesperson confirmed to Janes

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