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Finnish Defence Force to upgrade C2 network

24th April 2019 - 09:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in Finland

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The Finnish Defence Force (FDF) announced on 24 April that it will upgrade its command-and-control (C2) network with Systematic’s latest SitaWare software.

The full SitaWare suite includes SitaWare Headquarters, SitaWare Frontline and SitaWare Edge, and it is already in use with the FDF. 

Now, a plan has been put forward to upgrade all of the software to the latest versions, to take advantage of a number of capability enhancements. 

It is understood that SitaWare has already proven itself across a number of missions sets, such in Afghanistan and with the United Nations Interim Force mission in Lebanon. 

SitaWare has been in service with the FDF for more than five years,’ said Col Eero Valkola, inspector of signals with the FDF. ‘As part of the C2 capability it has supported units operating around the world on UN and EU missions, among others.’ 

Merja Annala, president of Systematic Oy Finland said, ‘The FDF employs SitaWare for a variety of roles and often in innovative ways, learning from their experience has certainly been beneficial in the development of the product,’ adding, ‘The FDF’s decision to upgrade its C2 systems with the latest SitaWare versions is testament to the utility that the software has provided to the service around the world.’ 

Merja continued, ‘As operators of all elements of the SitaWare suite the FDF are able to benefit from the advanced command-and-control and situational awareness capabilities that the software brings.

‘Dismounted personnel, mounted units, and command post elements can share the same operational picture, whether that be on an Android device for the SitaWare Edge solution, a vehicle-borne laptop, or on more established infrastructure in a [command post].’

Established in 1985, Systematic is now one of the largest privately-owned software companies in Denmark. Focused on developing software and system solutions to both the public and private sectors, the company has over a thousand employees with offices around the world. 

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