BAE Systems Insyte BMEC
Preparation for the real world, in the virtual world
BAE System’s unique Battlespace Management Evaluation Centre (BME Centre) brings together real systems, concepts, people, processes and prototypes and examines their interaction. This innovative way of delivering solutions saves time, saves money and reduces risk. It enables customers to visualise the battlespace clearly, assess trade-offs and reduce the risks inherent in any development programme.
By evaluating complex interactions cost effectively and integrating legacy, new and third party systems, BAE Systems helps its customers experiment to build confidence in solution concepts and achieve early deployment.
The BME Centre capability plays an integral role in delivering network enabled solutions, allowing the development, analysis and testing of design concepts to the limit, within a virtual battlespace.
It is a fully flexible, modular environment, appropriate to host small or large scale events with rapid turnaround through a dedicated support team.
Leading the way in facilities networking worldwide the BME Centre not only links with BAE System’s own facilities, it can be federated with UK Government, world-wide industry partners and US Government. The BME Centre has established capability and procedures that allow secure federation with accreditation up to and including Secret.
The BME Centre’s Joint Multi-National Interoperability Assurance Network (JMNIAN) node is connected to the JMNIAN hub at Army Recruiting & Training Division (Portsdown West). This makes it possible for the facility to connect to CFBLNet, a ‘Secret’ level research and development network used by the USA and other NATO countries. JMNIAN connectivity enables BAE Systems to participate in national/international federation where the context is highly sensitive. It also allows the BME Centre to link with MoD facilities.
This has much potential benefit to programmes – particularly when distributed, secure activities are being undertaken, such as with the Maritime Composite Training System (MCTS). The BME Centre has also been used to support programmes including CVF Mission System, JCA/CVF interoperability, Ballistic Missile Defence, National Security activities and FALCON.