SitaWare Maritime delivers advanced C4I capabilities and presents commanders with a detailed Recognised Maritime Picture. The software exceeds much of the functionality of in-service systems, as well as those of systems that are under development and yet to enter service. SitaWare can be used at maritime operations centres ashore, with task group commanders at sea, and on individual ships. The software ensures interoperability with partners and enables cohesive C2 across task forces and domains.
SitaWare Maritime draws on the latest technology developments, including in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, and builds on the operational success of SitaWare in the land domain.
To give you the operational capabilities you need, SitaWare’s open APIs enable the integration of a wide range of systems such as radars, sensors, CMS systems, and ship databases. With SitaWare’s open architecture, modular design, APIs, and Product Development Packages you have the flexibility to add your own integrations and extend functionality.
Recognised Maritime Picture
The lynchpin of every successful maritime operation is comprehensive situational awareness of the surface, subsurface, and air pictures. Tracks from coastal and ship-based AIS, radar systems and remote sensors are correlated, fused, and displayed in near real-time. The tracks can be correlated either locally or distributed to a central processing centre for further management. You can configure the RMP to match your exact needs: from monitoring territorial waters and economic exclusion zones at a national level, to a focused Area of Operations of a Task Group. The RMP can monitor multiple areas simultaneously and include both the classified Military Picture and the unclassified civilian White Picture.
To ensure a high quality Recognised Maritime Picture, it is vital that the user is presented with coherent tracks from a wide variety of sources – and that the bulk of the track information is automatically correlated. That is why SitaWare features a mature and proven correlation engine that is capable of handling tracks from multiple sources such as AIS, OTH-Gold, and radar; and with the tracks received directly from the sensors or via other C4I systems, Vessel Traffic Systems, or ships’ Combat Management Systems.
Early detection of possible threats and illegal activity is essential to a successful mission. Time is always a limiting factor when you need to respond to actual threats. In SitaWare, operators can define detection rules that automatically identify suspicious behaviour and notify the user of anomalies. This includes detection of vessels of interest, tracks entering or leaving defined areas, or those not adhering to specific conditions chosen by the user.
Maintain the operational tempo using chat and military messages between national units and partners. Exchange military e-mails, STANAG 4406 and ACP-127 messages through a plug-in to Microsoft Outlook including full support for APP-11, USMTF, and OTH-Gold formatted message templates using the built-in IRIS Forms. Take advantage of instant messaging in distributed chat rooms in a XMPP and JCHAT compliant client that is compatible with both high- and low-bandwidth networks.
Planning & Tasking
The ability to visualise, communicate, and distribute details of an operation is essential to ensure effective tasking of all units and platforms. The extensive planning toolset in SitaWare includes a collaborative text editor for tactical estimate, overlay sketching, task organization editor, and a synchronization matrix. It also includes IRIS Forms for managing formatted messages such as OPGEN and OPTASKs in NATO APP-11 or USMTF formats. Plans and tasking can easily be shared via military messaging, email, or chat.
Maritime commanders often coordinate operations with air and land components, coalition partners, Coast Guard elements, and other civilian and government agencies. This coordination requires the ability to exchange information with partner systems. SitaWare enables you to exchange tracks, plans/orders, and messages in a wide range of formats within the maritime domain as well as within other service domains, in this way it provides unseen multi-domain utility. SitaWare supports standards such as APP-11, ADatP-3, OTH-Gold, AIS, WAIS, USMTF, Link 11, Link 16 SIMPLE, Link 16 JREAP, ADS–B, NVG, KML, VMF, NFFI and MIP.
Using its many interoperability standards, SitaWare can form a true common operational picture (COP). The COP may consist of the air, maritime, and land pictures, as well as the environmental Picture. This gives the user multi-domain situational awareness, enabling them to conduct accurate assessments of the current situation.
On top of the COP, information on unit movements and control measures may be overlaid to enable the user to compare the current situation with their envisioned orders and directives. Each user can customize their view to see exactly the information relevant to their function. This ensures that the ever-increasing amount of data does not lead to information overload.