Systematic, Janes join forces to deliver critical insight to the battlefield
Systematic and Janes are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the DSEI trade show to work on the delivery of Janes open-source defence intelligence to users of the SitaWare suite of C4ISR technology.
Under the MoU, Systematic will develop an application programming interface (API) to allow for the seamless integration of Janes data into its decision-support tool SitaWare Insight. The API will mean that subscribers to Janes Intara will be able to access Janes foundational military open-source intelligence (OSINT) from a single platform, and incorporate known data into a variety of command post products, including opposition orders of battle, equipment data, and more.
“In an era of big data and rapid manoeuvre on the battlefield, information superiority is becoming a key facet of successful military operations. The linking of Janes OSINT with SitaWare Insight will allow commanders to have a greatly expanded pool of intelligence at their fingertips when they are making critical battlefield decisions,” said Henrik Sommer, Director, Defence Operations at Systematic said.
“Ensuring structured data can be easily delivered through an API will mean that there is a significant decrease in the latency in decision-making, allowing users to gain the advantage of the observe-orient-decide-act (OODA) loop,” Sommer added.
“I am truly excited to work with Systematic. As the trusted global agency for open-source defence intelligence, our goal is to support our customers’ missions through the delivery of verified and validated intelligence in a world crowded with increasingly unreliable information. This agreement with Systematic enables us to deliver our assured OSINT to those that need it, when they need it.” Ben Conklin, Chief Product Officer at Janes said.
“Our ability to now interface directly with military planning and operations teams through the SitaWare suite will mean that commanders can readily leverage our assured OSINT to make the best decisions when time is critical.”
Systematic’s SitaWare suite allows the seamless integration of a wide range of C4ISR data and intelligence to deliver a comprehensive common operational picture to battlefield commanders – from those in a headquarters or joint operations centre, to vehicle-mounted troops and units on the ground. SitaWare Insight is a complete repository of data used to support intelligence units with their operations in the intelligence cycle, providing an integrated digitised solution to ensure that all the data available on the battlefield can be utilised by commanders and planners to make informed decisions. In combination with the SitaWare suite, equipment data can be easily shared across the battlefield, allowing for rapid threat analysis and assessment to be undertaken by commanders at all levels.
Trusted by over 45 countries, SitaWare is used by a variety of nations and organisations, including NATO, the US Army, the British Army, Australian Army, German Bundeswehr, Danish armed forces, Swiss Armed Forces, Defence Forces Ireland, and more.