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21 May 12. Systematic Software Supports Swedish Success. Systematic’s Command & Control (C2) software products have been put through their paces during one of the biggest and most important exercises for Sweden’s C2 Regiment in Enköping. SitaWare Headquarters and SitaWare Headquarters WebCOP, together with Systematic’s IRIS military messaging products, form part of the tri-service C2 platform, SWECCIS. For the first time, the software was rolled out to all users for planning and situational awareness for the first time. The Combined Joint Staff Exercise (CJSE) in April saw over 800 Swedish and international participants take part in a UN-mandated Crises Response Operation scenario. As reported on the Försvarsmakten (Swedish Armed Forces) website, Lt Col Hans Selg, project manager for CJSE from the Command and Control Regiment said “The most important thing that happened during the 10-day exercise is that we had the first opportunity to test the latest version of the SWECCIS configuration, and it worked much better than expected,” he continued, “In addition, gave students from the National Defence College, Baltic Defence College and the Finnish National Defence College the opportunity to participate in CJSE as part of their training to practice staff methodology and team work.”
SitaWare received data from the Swedish BAE simulation system, TYR. This data was then replicated with typically 1-2 minutes to SitaWare installations at the Operational HQ, Land Component Command HQ (LCC HQ), Special Operations Component Command (SOCC) and one Brigade in Enköping, as well as the Maritime Component Command HQ (MCC HQ) in Karlskrona and the Air Component Command HQ (ACC HQ) and CAOC in Uppsala. Each Headquarters also exchanged data with the top level Operational HQ, which coordinated the Exercise with non-military participants from Stockholm’s Folke Bernadotte Academy. SitaWare Headquarters WebCOP also took Link 16 feeds from NATO’s Integrated Air Command and Control system, ICC, to provide a Common Operational Picture to all participants when combined with data from SitaWare Headquarters.

21 May 12. SpotterRF announced availability of the Spotter Radar Backpack Kit (RBK). The world’s first complete radar backpack kit takes only 3 minutes to set up from “pack to track” and weighs less than 20 pounds, including: two M600C radars, a Network Hub, tablet, 2590 battery, tripod, cables and a three-day backpack. This breakthrough compact surveillance radar system provides wide area intrusion detection of more than 150 acres and 90 degrees per radar unit regardless of weather conditions or visibility. To achieve such rapid setup, SpotterRF’s new Network Hub automatically detects and manages attached radars for 360 degree coverage, and provides a secure Web-based user interface compatible with PCs, Android tablets and smart phones. Setup time is further decreased by a new Digital Compass option that automatically determines the radar’s orientation. The Spotter Radar Backpack Kit was developed in response to military directives to focus on protecting the soldier on the ground. SpotterRF cutting-edge technology makes the kit ultra-portable and cost-effective for small force situational awareness, counter insurgency efforts and other forward operating base missions. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)

16 May 12. South Korea and Denmark expand defence electronics co-operation. South Korea and Denmark have agreed to expand industrial collaboration in developing defence electronic systems through a teaming agreement signed in Seoul between local company Huneed Technologies and Aarhus-based Systematic. A statement by South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Programme Administration (DAPA) said on 15 May that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Korean and Danish defence companies would seek to expand both countr

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