Elbit Systems of Australia Headlines Network Enabled Land Combat System
Elbit Systems of Australia demonstrates a Network Enabled Land Combat System with a multi-stand collaboration at Land Forces 2018 in Adelaide. The company is working with the Australian Army under Land 200 Tranche 2 to deliver the Battle Management System (BMS) which is revolutionising Army’s situational awareness and command and control (C2) systems.
The next step in the evolution of the Australian Battle Management System is to further integrate and diversify the system’s capability across Army headquarters, platforms and training. The features are showcased over the five stands of Rheinmetall, Supacat, Nioa, Department of Defence and Elbit Systems of Australia.
Managing Director of Elbit Systems of Australia, Dan Webster said the Land Forces 2018 collaboration is important on two fronts. “It’s a very practical way of demonstrating the Network Enabled Land Combat System and it also highlights the importance we place on partnerships.”
The Elbit Systems stand also features developments in electro-optics, electronic warfare and unmanned aviation systems.
The Weapons Enabled BMS (WINBMS) capability will be demonstrated at Rheinmetall’s stand on a LYNX IFV, a contender for the Land 400 Phase 3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) contract. It is also be on show in the ADF’s Land Network Integration Centre. A network enabled mortar capability will be demonstrated at the Supacat stand on the High Mobility Vehicle. The Nioa stand will demonstrate the possibility of creating an Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) which utilises BMS.
To complete the Network Enabled Combat System illustration, Elbit Systems features a Command Post inside a Rhino Shelter.
Ultimately the collaborative display demonstrates the operational vision for the next step in the ADF digitisation journey.