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UK looks to automate indirect fire comms

10th September 2018 - 13:00 GMT | by Gerrard Cowan in London


There is a growing demand for multinational interoperability in indirect fire support, fuelling a requirement for increased automation in communications, according to CGI, a UK-based supplier in the area. 

In mid-August CGI announced it had won a £17 million contract to provide a mid-life upgrade for the UK Ministry of Defence’s Fire Control Battlefield Information (FC BISA) application, a software system used for communications in indirect fire support. 

CGI will update FC BISA, digitising the current practice of voice communications and automating much of the process: this will allow the UK to implement NATO’s Artillery Systems Cooperation Activities (ACSA) capability,

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Gerrard Cowan


Gerrard Cowan

Gerrard Cowan is an author having recently published his world-renowned book 'The Machinery'. He …

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