GPEC 2018: Versatility + Affordability = Mission Success

griffity defense teamed to develop a control and support module concept

The success of complex missions undertaken by Special Forces in the military and in law enforcement organisations are heavily dependent on network-enabled components, all of which connecting units and the individual soldier/officer in the most adverse situation. This also affects all levels of command that can be freed from routine tasks, while concentrating on decision-making, execution, and control.

Industry is now to evaluate a mission package for specialised (control and command) vehicles consisting of five mobile modules: air support (surveillance, monitoring); sensor control and assessment; vehicle-based control; and the individual soldier/officer. The solution can be extended to include additional modules or components.

griffity defense GmbH teamed with a number of companies to develop a concept of a control and support module that is based on a modular system from FFG Flensburger Fahrzeugbau Gesellschaft mbH equipped with various mission-critical equipment. griffity defense‘s CEO, Norbert Frank, said he believes technologies in this field could soon improve dramatically. This figure includes the spectrum of sensors (MONS reported on 20 February); integrated communications (e.g. Saab‘s TactiCall solution for handling voice and data communication); IT hardware and software components (tablet computers, geographic information systems); and power supply systems. The latter, in the form of SFC Energy‘s EMILY fuel cell, can be utilised for the supply of power for a mission vehicle’s IT and communications infrastructure, as well as optronic devices. Philip Kalweit, CEO of JK Defence & Security Products GmbH, told MONS that its optronic solution on display in Frankfurt can be connected with the EMILY fuel cell, allowing extended use of the device, e.g. for border control and monitoring.
We are showing that our solutions are according to the requirements of the customer,” he noted. He added: “We are showing that we have the sensitivity to supply the customers with the mission-critical equipment they need for fulfilling completely new tasks.”

In summary, griffity defense and its partners brought in a complete mission package that help Special Forces in the military and in the law enforcement domain to fully cope with future mission scenarios.

Stefan Nitschke 


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