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IDEX 2023: SAMI seeks partner for Mulhim BMS

The SAMI Mulhim BMS solution in the Vehicular and Dismounted Soldier configurations is pictured at IDEX 2023. (Janes/Olivia Savage)

Saudi Arabian Military Industries (SAMI) is seeking a partner to progress the development of its Mulhim battle management system (BMS), Ibrahim Alswaidan, programme director at SAMI, told Janes at IDEX 2023 in Abu Dhabi, held from 20 to 24 February.

The partner would work with SAMI to add more features to Mulhim, specifically to develop “cognitive command-and-control (C2)”, Alswaidan said. This involves, among other things, adding artificial intelligence support functions that can automatically identify and detect threats. A detailed technology road map would be established with the support partner, Alswaidan added.

Mulhim is designed to operate at the brigade level and below, and intended for use at the command post, onboard vehicles, and with individual soldiers. Three separate offerings are available – Mulhim Headquarters (HQ), Vehicle, and Dismounted Solider.

Mulhim HQ features C2 tools for higher levels of command, while the vehicle configuration provides a tactical situational awareness capability that enables collaborative sharing of data, reports, and alerts on the battlefield, according to SAMI.

The Dismounted Solider configuration is intended to provide positional and blue force tracking information. Unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) can be controlled via the system, and the capability has an inertial navigation system (INS) to track soldier positions in Global Positioning System (GPS)-denied environments, Alswaidan said.

Alswaidan did not provide further details regarding the capabilities and features of the BMS.

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