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Systematic to enhance Danish artillery systems

9th July 2018 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Systematic has received a contract from the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to deliver a new fire support capability for the Danish Army’s artillery systems, the company announced on 4 July.

Under the contract, Systematic is scheduled to deliver a fieldable solution in the 2020 timeframe, with integration and firing trials taking place in 2019.

The new function builds on the fire support module developed for Systematic’s SitaWare Headquarters solution and will significantly shorten the sensor-to-shooter engagement cycle, among other benefits.

The new capability will enable fire mission data – first generated by a forward observer and passed to the gun crew via a joint fires cell or similar element – to be digitally transferred into an artillery fire-control system (FCS), where the ballistic calculations will be made. The process will still require operator verification before the mission is carried out.

The Danish Army is rolling out the SitaWare suite of software across all levels of the battlefield. In the artillery fire support scenario, the forward observer and gun crews will be equipped with SitaWare Frontline, while the fires coordination component will utilise SitaWare Headquarters.

The new capability will be deployed on the Danish Army’s new Caesar self-propelled howitzers and Cardom 10 mortars, which will be integrated on Piranha V armoured vehicles.

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