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FOR OVER 25 years, ye ears, Ocean Software has been n producing class-leading ttime, ime, task & resource management m software optimised d for military air operations. Its principal product, FlightPRO, is now the cornerstone t air i plan planning l nning i ttooll ffor 13 militaries globa globally, ally, providing a scalable and configurable the system for th he precise management of op operations perations and training processes.

Data Dr Driven riven FlightPRO delive delivers ers a single h from which source of data truth any number of reports rep ports can be derstand and generated to und understand ce data such analyse performanc performance as utilisation rate rates, es, capability C and and readiness. Currency qualification record recording, ing, together with automatic conflict confflict resolution, t burden of significantly reduce the scheduling and flight authorisation, safe ety. while enhancing safety. Meanwhile, FlightPRO’ FlightPRO’ss nt application training manageme management set allows the planning p and tracking of course e syllabi and training assets, including simulators and classrooms, in ntegrated with which can also be integrated Learning Management Managem ment Systems ng. and student reportin reporting. Other FlightPR RO features FlightPRO Outlook include MS notifications, an electronic ange planner logbook, a long ra range and an airspace deconfliction

O Air Traffic Traafffiic Control Contrrol O Airfield Airrfiel i d status stattus O Deconfliction Deconf lic l tion O Bird Birrd control con ntrrol Services O Emergency Emerrgen e cy S ervices O Transient Traansien nt movements mo ovements e O Maintenence Maintten enence rreports eports tool. The list is not exhaustive. Y Yet, e et, whils whilst st an increasing number of flying squadrons benefit from a superior level of situational aw awareness wareness and data management t the same cannot t, management, be said of the e myriad units and organisationss that support flying operations ac cross an air base, across with many still using standalone tools an and nd processes such as whiteboar rds, spreadsheets whiteboards, and emails.

Fully inte integrated egrated Indeed, the e lack of IT T systems’ integration across a air bases overall is ine inefficient effficient f by modern commercial standards, s reducing interoperabilityy over a range of crucial base functional areas exposin ng personnel to and exposing unnecessary operational risk. T o address addresss the apparent To disparity, Ocean Oce ean Software is now disparity, investted in evolving the deeply invested o FlightPRO into a core facets of

O Logistical Logistical Ops Ops O In-f f liight catering cateering In-flight O Or rdn d ance control contr o rol Ordnance OC ustoms/immi o igration t Customs/immigration Airspace O Air rsspace ccoordination oorrdin d ation t OR AF R egt & se curitty RAF Regt security OC on ntrraactor ser vices Contractor services far broader broa ader capability to address the burgeoning burgeoning need for an Integrated Integratted Base Management Solution n (IBMS).

M Machine learning An IBMS could be best describe ed as a single described repository reposito ory for data sharing and system syystem integration that fffort reducess duplication of ef effort and co communication mmunication errors and improve es interoperability across improves b functional areas. In all air base O is developing the short, Ocean conceptt of a ‘smart’ airfield and is calling g it SmartBase. Recognising Reco ognising information as its lifeblood, SmartBase delliver an unprecedented will deliver level off coordination, situational awarene ess and governance awareness through a real-time, collaborative Commo on Operating Picture for Common comman nders and operators alike. commanders The addition of Artificial Intellige ence and Machine Intelligence

Learning will add powerful decision support capability, enabling optimised scheduling recommendations delivered de elivered through an intuitive intuitive vissual user interface. visual With af affordability ffordability f in mind mind, d, Sm martBase is being developed developed SmartBase scalable ass a modular and totally scalable tool. to ool. Functional areas of an an airbase can be added over tim e airbase time to o suit the scale of operationa operational al need ne eed and budget. S For some air bases, the IBMS may m need to comprise only the the sh haring of fundamental data a: sharing data: planning, resourcing, asse et planning, asset avvailability, scheduling, reporting g availability, an nd readiness. and

Train T rain r as you fight The inclusion of automated d co conflict onflict detection and alerts alerts, s, au utomated notifications where re automated re equired, and custom-built dril lrequired, drilldo own dashboard reporting o n down on ta argeted KPIs for commanders s, targeted commanders, co onstitute an ef ffective f and d constitute effective af ffordable f IBMS entr ry affordable entry

proposition. As a cloud-based web integrates application that integrate es and shares all required inputs, system s data can be relayed on monitors m around all common op operating perating areas. And, in-keeping with w the philosophy of ‘train as you u fight’, SmartBase will be op perable operable and supportable from de deployed eployed locations. SmartBase will he elp to help embrace modernise air bases, em mbrace networks and data, and create a world-class, inte grated, integrated, capable and inclusive Air Force. It will continue the leg legacy acy of FlightPRO’ss FlightPRO’ FlightPRO future-p future-proofed future proofed p technology platform delive delivered ered in a COTS environment to ensure supportability and sustain nability. sustainability. SmartBase will place data a at the heart of an air base ecos system, ecosystem, while protecting against cyber threat, enhancing com pliance compliance with appropriate standa ards of standards governance and imp proving improving ef fficiency f . efficiency.

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