German army selects SitaWare software for deployable command posts
The German army has selected Systematic’s SitaWare Headquarters software to enhance the command and control (C2) capabilities of its deployable command posts.
SitaWare will extend the army’s legacy C2 system and can be operated on in-service IT platforms, enabling seamless connectivity between existing national and international systems.
‘The advanced command-and-control functions and comprehensive situational awareness picture that the system features improve the existing C2 capabilities of the German army,’ Sven Trusch, vice president of business development at Systematic, said.
‘Interoperability is a core element of SitaWare’s capabilities and the software will greatly improve the army’s ability to undertake operations with its partners. Few militaries conduct missions independently, therefore we understand that it is crucial for information from our systems to be made available to others, even those that do not operate with SitaWare.’
The C2 system will primarily be deployed at division and brigade command posts and will be complemented by Systematic’s IRIS WebForms software, providing a military text format capability.
SitaWare is operationally proven, and the German armed forces already have long-term experience with the software; Headquarters is the core of the Mission Enabling Service Bundeswehr, which is hosted on the HaFIS IT platform and provides the current operational picture for the Bundeswehr Joint Forces Operations Command in Potsdam.
The first operational deployment of SitaWare Headquarters with the German army will be in support of its role as the framework nation in NATO’s Lithuania-based Enhanced Forward Presence (eFP) battlegroup, one of four multinational battlegroups established along NATO’s eastern flank.
There, the C2 system will be fielded with the 10th Armoured Division’s 104th Tank Battalion, which is leading the army’s contribution to the eFP.
SitaWare Headquarters will be used to provide a detailed common operating picture to commanders and enable shared situational awareness with partners, notably the Lithuanian land forces, which are also equipped with SitaWare Headquarters and Frontline, and will be fitting their new Boxer 8x8 armoured fighting vehicles with SitaWare Frontline.
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