TECHNOLOGIES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Creating capabilities for the military through cutting-edge technology
Technological evolution does not stand still and nor do we at Systematic. To remain at the forefront of the C4I domain we draw on some of the most advanced software development tools, and are focused on introducing capabilities that provide our customers with an operational advantage, now and into the future.
What we work with today
At Systematic we understand that our customers rely on us for critical missions, and we are committed to delivering C4I systems that enable commanders to dominate all levels of the battlespace and across domains. In doing so, we continuously explore the latest technologies to identify how they can enhance our software suite, these include:
AI is a transformative technology on the modern battlefield and is bringing a step change in capabilities to all domains. Its ability to handle vast volumes of complex data will streamline and speed up decision-making processes, acting as a force multiplier for commanders. Systematic is exploring the application of AI across the SitaWare suite and we have already introduced various aspects in our software, ranging from our AI Assisted Toolbox that is designed to streamline work processes, to the application of machine learning for anomaly detection in the maritime domain.
We are exploring a range of advanced uses for AI, including for decision-support tools – such as for route planning and analysis – and the ability to analyse multi-source intelligence reports through the use of natural language understanding.
Cloud Computing Technology
Cloud computing technology is revolutionising how C2 capabilities are delivered to commanders across the battlespace. Whether you are implementing cloud technology on premise or use a third party service provider, cloud technology brings on-demand scaling, improved availability and security, and cost optimisation. The technology also promises the ability for commanders operating at lower echelons to have access to advanced capabilities that are not typically organic to their formation.
On-demand scaling enables compute heavy analysis of vast amounts of diverse data for improved decision support, regardless of the data’s origin.
At Systematic we have also leveraged cloud technology for e-learning applications and are committed to introducing the benefits of the cloud to SitaWare operators, offering flexibility and resilience to users in how they deploy, manage, and operate SitaWare.
We are working with the latest technologies and leading vendors, from Microsoft for hosting, to Kubernetes for container orchestration in clusters, and the Harbor Cloud registry for managing deployments.
Cyber warfare is an established domain on the modern battlefield and ensuring resilience for SitaWare operators is of paramount importance for Systematic. We employ leading code analysis technology to ensure our software is hardened against cyber threats, and have integrated external penetration testing into our development processes.
We have also introduced Keycloak Access Management to our SitaWare Headquarters software, with a built-in user interface that simplifies the process for assigning roles and privileges to operators.
Militaries employ a wide range of end user devices with varying sizes and display types, especially at the tactical level. We have designed the SitaWare suite to function on a multitude of platforms, ranging from cell-phone type devices through to larger tablets. Our software has also been designed to adapt to the orientation and display size of the device (known as responsive design), and is equally capable in landscape and portrait configurations.
Mesh radio networks provide militaries with resilience in their communications infrastructure and ensure that there is no single point of failure, with every node dynamically serving as a router for every other node.
Effectively managing the flow of large amounts of data across these networks is a key enabler for command-and-control on the modern battlefield. The sheer volume of data can overwhelm networks and it is here that SitaWare Tactical Communication protocols give commanders an operational advantage.
STC automatically manages all the complexities of data compression, bandwidth management, synchronization, connectivity and routing. This enables commanders at the tactical edge to effortlessly share vital battle information.
Developments in augmented reality technologies are enabling situational awareness and C2 information to be delivered to commanders in novel ways. Once the preserve of aircraft pilots, AR displays can now be integrated onto soldier-worn headsets and goggles, as well as installed in vehicles.
We are exploring opportunities to provide aspects of the SitaWare suite’s comprehensive C2 capabilities to commanders via AR systems, with a focus on force tracking and situational awareness information. We also place an emphasis on the user experience, to ensure that any technology implemented is not a burden to the operator.
Training for critical decision-making
Did you know that we offer a number of technology and knowledge courses? We are very aware that at every level in defence there is a requirement for knowledge outside the boundaries of the software products we provide and every commander invests heavily in training to ensure the best levels of operational effectiveness. To assist you in this process, we make available a range of technology and knowledge based courses that provide the glue that joins knowledge to operational performance.
See all our courses here
Want to dive even deeper into the technology area?
Here are three recent technology-focused news and blog articles. We seek to share knowledge and inspire.
Central to meeting the complexities of JADC2? Artificial Intelligence
Our Air Domain Advisor and former head of the Royal Danish Air Force, Major General Henrik Røboe Dam (retd.), gives his views in Defense News.
Driving the future RMP – correlation and fusion engines promise clarity
The recognised maritime picture (RMP) is the foundation of modern naval warfare and its accuracy can be a determining factor in the success of an operation.