AgustaWestland explores SiraWare potential
AgustaWestland has joined forces with Systematic of Denmark to explore business opportunities worldwide, including the potential of integrating the SitaWare command and control (C2) software range of systems with AgustaWestland’s rotorcraft platforms. The two companies signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) in Copenhagen to initiate the process.
According to a press release issued 20 January 2012, the intention is to leverage AgustaWestland’s global marketing and sales network, to assist Systematic, especially in high-growth markets in Asia, South America and the Middle East where AgustaWestland has a well established presence.
A key part of the proposal is to co-operate on the Danish Maritime Helicopter Programme for which AgustaWestland is currently competing with the AW159 helicopter. The SitWare C2 software will also be further developed for use in helicopters and for their interaction with troops on the ground.
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