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Rockwell Collins for Canadian DACAS

5th June 2017 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Rockwell Collins will provide its Android-based joint-fires system to the Canadian Army under a contract announced on 31 May.

The Android-based joint-fires systems will form the army’s Digitally-Assisted Close Air Support (DACAS) system, digitally linking airborne platforms and ground-based Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) via an Android smartphone.

Rockwell Collins will provide and service 100 units, with the initial systems to be qualified by the summer of 2017 for use by the army in the multinational BOLD QUEST exercise in the Autumn.

The agreement also includes in-country service and support from Rockwell Collins in Canada for up to 10 years.

The wearable Android-based joint-fires solution is a lightweight and user-friendly solution that maintains full digital interoperability with a wide range of coalition aircraft and artillery systems.

Lee Obst, managing director, Rockwell Collins for Canada, said: ‘Migrating away from hardware solutions to commercial off-the-shelf technology drives down cost and provides user-friendly and updatable platforms. The Android joint-fires solution is a great example of leveraging cutting edge technology for military purposes.’

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