ADF down-selects SitaWare for elements of the Australian Army Tranche 1 BMS-C2 (Battle Management System – Command and Control).
Press Release, Aarhus, 27 July 2023: Systematic is proud to announce that the Australian Defence Force has confirmed its intention to down-select elements of the SitaWare suite of battle management software (BMS) to support the first Tranche of LAND 200 Phase 3 project.
Under Tranche 1, Systematic has been asked to tender its SitaWare Headquarters and SitaWare Frontline BMS to support command-and-control (C2) functions for the Australian Army across a limited number of critical fixed, static, and mobile locations for deployment at battlegroup and above. This includes mounting SitaWare in C2 variants of the Australian Army’s Thales Bushmaster and Hawkei Protected Mobility Vehicles (PMV), as well as Mercedes-Benz G-wagens.
“Choosing SitaWare Headquarters and SitaWare Frontline for use in the Australian Army’s critical C2 platforms in this first Tranche will deliver unrivalled situational awareness, as well as battlefield management and planning. Its use by other countries in the Five Eyes alliance will also help to facilitate interoperability across all domains,” David Horton, Systematic’s Vice President for the Asia-Pacific Region, said.
“This decision comes after extremely rigorous testing and evaluation of SitaWare by the Australian Army during the selection and deployment as an interim BMS (iBMS) solution, to ensure they had a fit-for-purpose and future-proof solution. SitaWare’s commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) design means that it is regularly updated, is well supported, and requires minimum development work for it to meet Australian requirements. The open architecture of the platform also means that users can integrate other hardware and software through our software development kit (SDK).” Horton added.
SitaWare was originally purchased as a Track Management Capability in 2019 and announced as an iBMS for the Australian Army in 2021. Army rapidly fielded SitaWare Headquarters, and deployed it on a number of major exercises, leveraging the platform’s Variable Message Format (VMF) Gateway to ingest and share data around the battlespace.
SitaWare is in use in over 45 nations globally, supporting battle management and situational awareness from dismounted soldiers through to joint operational headquarters. Systematic’s most recent development for the platform, SitaWare Insight, helps to integrate the intelligence and planning cycles. It leverages advanced tools such as artificial intelligence (AI), to manage and exploit big data, and provide commanders with critical insights into the battlespace.