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Unmatched interoperability with partner systems

To succeed at sea, interoperability is a must. The typical maritime operation is often cross-domain, multinational, or both – whether you are engaged in peacekeeping, combat, crisis management, or maritime security. As a result, collaboration with partners is more the rule than the exception.

It is essential to communicate with partners across domains, but it is never straightforward to coordinate efforts and share information with military or civilian parties. If anything, the opposite is true, with communications often proving complicated and complex. But while the challenge is very real, there is good news: it is possible to greatly diminish such obstacles.

As a modern maritime C2 system, SitaWare Maritime enables naval commanders to reach across and cooperate with other domains. It facilitates connections and collaborations between partners, including maritime allies, coastguards, and air and land commands. Above all, the system provides seamless and unmatched interoperability.

Video: SitaWare Maritime – unmatched interoperability

The interoperability built into SitaWare Maritime is unique in the maritime domain. In the video below, our maritime domain expert Stig Meyer explains how SitaWare Maritime is a true game-changer, enabling naval commanders to look beyond the maritime domain.

Unmatched interoperability with SitaWare Maritime

Interoperability across standards and systems

  • Support for a wide range of standards
  • The built-in gateway
  • Communication with other systems

Support for a wide range of standards

Scheme showing some of the standards that SitaWare Maritime supports

With SitaWare Maritime, naval commanders can exchange tracks, plans, and messages in a wide range of formats, both inside and outside the maritime domain. The solution communicates with virtually any other system and is designed to handle a wealth of interoperability standards. Forget the traditional stove-piped systems and welcome a new connected reality.

SitaWare Maritime supports a wide range of civilian and military standards, such as:

  • APP-11
  • OTH-Gold
  • Link 16 JREAP
  • ADS-B
  • NVG
  • KML
  • MIP
  • VMF

The built-in gateway

Illustration of connected domains

SitaWare Maritime can juggle and support a variety of communication standards thanks to the built-in SitaWare Coalition Gateway. This enables a reliable and effective exchange of information between trusted partners, regardless of the origin of the data and the type of equipment involved.

As a result, the SitaWare Coalition Gateway ensures full interoperability across joint environments and with coalition partners, releasing the combined combat potential. Benefitting from interoperable information sharing, it strengthens the naval commander’s efforts in force tracking, situational overviews, plans, orders, and reports, to mention just a few examples.

Communication with other systems

Commanders inside a vessel

Of course, it is easy for one SitaWare Maritime operator to communicate with another SitaWare Maritime operator. However, it is also possible to communicate with units that use other systems.

Although the functionalities might not be as extensive and the delivery not as seamless, you can easily share information across the maritime battlespace with non-SitaWare users.

Interoperability as the foundation for a Joint Common Operational Picture (JCOP)

Illustration of the elements in JCOP

SitaWare Maritime delivers a Joint Common Operational Picture (JCOP) based on the various interoperability standards that the system understands and speaks. By including maritime, air, and land pictures, the JCOP provides naval commanders with detailed multi-domain awareness, enabling them to assess the situation accurately – and in near real time.

To correlate and compare the current situation with envisioned plans, commanders can add information on unit movements and control measures to the JCOP. Moreover, all users have the opportunity to customise their views, so they get exactly the information they need – neither too little nor too much.