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British Army require IM improvements

14th April 2010 - 19:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London

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Information Management (IM) technology operated by UK Armed Forces is currently ‘inadequate’ to fully support modern, cross-cutting communications systems such as Bowman, according to General Dynamics President and Managing Director, Dr Sandy Wilson.

Speaking at the Defence Information Technology conference, London, on 14th April, Wilson called for an increase in commercial-off-the-shelf  (COTS) and modified-off-the-shelf (MOTS) solutions to counter this problem, especially in electronic and software systems.

‘The [British] army has a hugely complex problem with a widely dispersed fleet, fragmented structures and lack of clear ownership,’ he stated.

Wilson also called for more automated data collection systems in vehicles in order

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