The Australian Army has selected Systematic to deliver its interim Track Management Capability (TMC).
The program will see Systematic’s SitaWare Headquarters solution equip the service with a range of advanced command-and-control (C2) capabilities.
TMC is focused on providing coalition interoperability to Army by consolidating information from Battle Management Systems (BMS) to produce the Common Tactical Picture and Recognised Ground Picture, and provide coalition interoperability, among other functions.
“SitaWare supports the Chief of Army’s desire to become a Joint and integrated force supporting ‘accelerated warfare’ by placing C2 at the centre of the service’s capabilities,” Systematic’s Vice President for the Asia-Pacific Region, David Horton, said. “TMC will also incorporate aspects of data fusion and track correlation, for which SitaWare’s ability to draw upon multiple data sources makes it uniquely suited to the task.”
TMC will further interoperability using SitaWare’s Variable Message Format (VMF) Gateway module.
The VMF Gateway leverages work Systematic has undertaken in conjunction with the Australian Army’s Land Network Integration Centre (LNIC) and enables users to seamlessly convert VMF data to and from Multilateral Interoperability Program (MIP), NATO Friendly Force Information (NFFI), Over-The-Horizon Gold (OTH-Gold), and Link 16 formats. TMC will be rolled out at relevant deployed headquarters across the Army, operating at brigade level and above.
The Deployable Joint Force Headquarters is the first element to field TMC. The capability is designed to operate on a range of platforms, including the Canberra class LHDs that form the backbone of the ADF’s amphibious capability.
SitaWare Headquarters successfully supported Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 and is scheduled to provide the C2 component in a number of upcoming trials and exercises.