Better Situational Awareness and Integrated Declutter Tools
Copenhagen-based Systematic has introduced a wide range of evolutionary improvements to its C2 software solutions SitaWare and FRONTLINE.
The new functions include 3D visualisation in SitaWare Headquarters 6.7 and will improve situational awareness, safety, and usability, among other benefits. Users are now able to switch from the standard plan view to a 3D format that brings improved visualisation whilst maintaining the same information and planning overlays. The 3D maps are generated from existing DTED elevation data and maps, obviating the need for additional input. Additional improvements include a declutter tool, better search functionality via a new tagging feature, and an enhanced record and replay capability that will offer improved debriefings and after-action reviews.
“The 3D visualisation improves situational awareness for commanders [and] brings a number of benefits, for example, when selecting potential observation posts commanders are provided with a comprehensive picture of the operating environment, enabling them to choose the most suitable positions to achieve mission success,” noted the company’s Director of Product Management, Hans Jørgen Bohlbro.
SitaWare’s latest tactical-level C2 system – FRONTLINE 2.1 – benefits from a new GUARD ZONE function designed to enhance force protection by enabling dangerous areas to be designated and displayed on the interface. “Units are able to clearly see a potential danger zone – such as a minefield – and can be automatically alerted if they cross into it,” explained Mr. Bohlbro. As GUARD ZONE is also a feature of SitaWare Headquarters, higher levels of command can designate or see the dangerous areas.
Amongst the multitude of new features in Frontline 2.1 are a declutter tool, a ‘cursor on target’ capability that enhances situational awareness, and an option to concurrently display two video feeds from external sensors. Systematic has also introduced improvements to its industry-standard IRIS Forms military messaging platform.