Systematic opens new Asia Pacific Headquarters
On Monday 21 February 2022, Senator Zed Seselja for Australian Capital Territory has opened the Asia Pacific Headquarters of Systematic in Canberra, Australia – a token of our commitment to interoperability between Australia and its allies.
The Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Zed Seselja, joined Denmark's ambassador to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, Pernille Dahler Kardel, as well as a number of Systematic representatives for the opening of the new Asia Pacific Headquarters in Canberra, Australia. Systematic founder and CEO, Michael Holm, flew in from Denmark together with Henrik Messell, global Head of Defence Product Development, while global Head of Defence Business Development, Andrew Graham, came from the UK.
Senator for the Australian Capital Territory, Zed Seselja, who cut the ribbon for the occasion, said that Canberra is the natural home for innovative defence industry professionals, with a large and vibrant defence industry community.
"Canberra is very much the heart of our defence industry, where people every day are doing practical, technical work that builds on our important strategic role in the region, so it's very welcome to see another leader in this space open their doors here."
"And, of course, as the home to our international and diplomatic services, Canberra is also the central hub of collaboration between Australia and other nations."
From left to right: Michael Holm, Systematic founder and CEO; senator Zed Seselja, Australian Capital Territory; and David Horton, Systematic's Vice President for the Asia Pacific Region.
The interim battle management solution in Australia
Systematic's flagship suite, SitaWare, was adopted as the Australian Army’s interim battle management system (BMS) on 16 April 2021. Since then, the SitaWare application proved to be interoperable with Australia’s force and its allies at the Joint Warfighting Assessment in Colorado in June 2021. Elements of the Australian Army, the US Army, and the British Army shared a common operating picture (COP) across the battlespace, thanks to the SitaWare BMS.
In the same way, the SitaWare solution was used for command-and-control (C2) by the Australian Army, Navy, and Air Force at the HQ level at the Talisman Sabre 21 exercise.
Mr. Graham says, for the many nations facing an ever-increasing range of sophisticated threats, “SitaWare is enabling defence forces to work together, becoming more than the sum of their parts. The platform allows nations, big or small, to fully connect, combine their strength, and deter adversaries. This is as important for Australia as it is for nations across the globe.”
David Horton, Systematic's Vice President for the Asia Pacific Region says: “With a strong coalition of like-minded nations working together, we can maintain a peaceful Asia Pacific. Australia is well-placed to play a lead role. And for that, we need a common operating picture.”
“Systematic is committed to the Asia Pacific as Australia plays that role. With offices in Brisbane, Canberra, along with Wellington and Papakura in New Zealand, we offer a strong team of engineers, technical experts, and support staff for the region. It shows we are backing the defence leadership in Australia and New Zealand – as well as our warfighters.”
Systematic CEO, Michael Holm, strongly supports the plan to strengthen alliances in the region: “We are here for the long run. We’re determined to provide the interoperability that makes our alliances real.”
Julie Trøllund Jensen, Head of Defence MarCom, [email protected] or +45 4196 5204