The British Army’s 3rd Division (3 DIV) has become the latest component of the UK armed forces to select Systematic’s SitaWare command-and-control (C2) software
The ‘Iron Division’ – which acts as the United Kingdom’s strategic land warfare asset – is taking Systematic’s SitaWare Headquarters solution into service, which will provide comprehensive situational awareness and C2 capabilities at the battalion level and above.
“3rd Division represents the tip-of-the-spear for the British Army and its decision to field SitaWare Headquarters is testament to the software’s capabilities,” says Matthew Millward, Systematic’s Vice President of Business Development for UK, North Africa and Western Europe.
“We are delighted to support further force elements of the British Army with an operationally proven, evergreen commercial off-the-shelf solution that delivers best-in-class C2 out of the box, and which with interoperability at the core of its architecture, enables forces to work within Joint and Coalition environments.”
Under the contract Systematic will also provide technical and support services, as well as a range of training, “We are delivering a blended training solution that combines traditional classroom-based instruction with innovative online and e-learning packages. The latter has been successfully used with other SitaWare customers and will go some way to overcoming restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Millward notes.
This latest selection of SitaWare Headquarters follows the UK Ministry of Defence’s decision to field the software for the NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) last year – the software was selected by the MoD as the UK is the ARRC framework nation. SitaWare Headquarters was successfully employed by the ARRC during Exercise ‘ARRCADE FUSION 19’, where more than 1,100 personnel from 22 countries participated. The large-scale command post exercise rehearsed the procedures to command up to 120,000 military personnel in a warfighting scenario.
SitaWare Headquarters is currently being put through its paces with 3 DIV at ‘Exercise Cerberus’, and is slated for use at Warfighter Exercise 21-4 in the United States next year, where 3 DIV will train alongside the US Army and the French Army.
The SitaWare suite is operationally proven and has been delivered to more than 30 countries. The software provides comprehensive C2 across all levels of the battlespace, from the dismounted commander with SitaWare Edge through to mounted elements with SitaWare Frontline, and higher levels of command with SitaWare Headquarters.