Defence Software Solutions
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Breaking the traditional mould and shifting price/performance benchmarks are what Systematic defence products are all about. Our defence products fit perfectly into the new budget-capped acquisition programmes and force deployments that are increasingly dependent on interoperability.
The compliancy pay-off
Modern defence operations involve dramatically new agendas, often with a multinational focus. Consequently, military operations and exercises are often conducted side by side with forces from other nations. The days of bespoke national C2 backbones – preferably home-grown and tailored to national preferences and legacy installations – are over. Long, expensive development cycles are a luxury no one can now afford with defence purchasing under increasing public scrutiny. Defence organisations have to do more with less.
All this requires a new approach to the design of different kinds of equipment and systems, with greater emphasis on digital infrastructure and tackling the rapidly changing needs for integration with new equipment and capabilities.
Making an impact
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Shared costs, shared benefits
Systematic products are based around standardised software cores that provide the mainstream capabilities most important to our customers. This business model enables us to share the results of customer suggestions and comments about thousands of practical details and improvements – to everyone’s benefit. This model also helps us establish dramatically different price points, because we can spread the majority of heavyweight development costs over multiple projects.
We build all Systematic products to comply with recognised international standards and protocols – military, civilian and technical. This means the solutions we provide are easy to integrate into other C2 and messaging systems – regardless of origin. And our products work seamlessly with the vast majority of standards-compliant software and hardware from other specialist suppliers.
Systematic solutions are available here and now, right off the shelf and with completely transparent pricing structures. No risky development processes and no unwelcome surprises.
Partnership power Working with the best
No company can be the best at everything. Thatâ€™s why effective partnering with a wide range of major defence contractors, suppliers, systems integrators and third-party specialists throughout the world is central to the Systematic business model. Our products are designed around open systems architectures and adhere to recognised international standards.
This makes them ideal for integration with systems and technologies available from other specialist suppliers throughout the world.
Best of both worlds
The knowledge available from this network of specialist partners means you get all the advantages of standardised off-the-shelf core products, with the benefits of local extensions, individual customisation and local support from experts of your own choosing.
You get maximum functionality deployed quickly, with additional capabilities tailored to your individual needs. Decisions about where to source specific systems are up to you. This paves the way to industrial participation agreements and new jobs, as well as making sure youâ€™ve got maximum freedom of choice in satisfying your requirements.
Dependable support Maximum availability
The unhindered flow of dependable, up-to-date information is vital for modern military operations. Software that doesnâ€™t work as intended loses virtually all value, with knock-on effects throughout the chain of command. Effective customer support is essential for maximum availability as well as low cost of ownership.
Our support organisation is designed to comply with international standards and best-practice procedures that make sure that nothing falls between the cracks. Systematic Defence Customer Support uses world-class tools and procedures to make sure we deal with your queries promptly and efficiently. Our support extends from our direct customers right through to helping our partners deliver the best possible service.
Systematic Defence Customer Support is a structured, scalable service from our own facilities in Denmark, Finland, the UK and the US.
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The SitaWare suite of software products is a reliable, cost-effective off-the-shelf command and control solution designed to put information where your forces need it most.
Managing the command flow Higher-level headquarters
Combined Joint Forces
SitaWare Portal SitaWare Headquarters
Tactical command posts SitaWare Headquarters
Field battle command SitaWare Battle Management
Squad SitaWare Dismounted
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Any forces taking part in these kinds of operations have to be able to communicate with their partners. Effective information exchange, regardless of origin and regardless of the equipment, is essential. Orders, reports and returns have to flow back and forth quickly through complex multinational command structures, and comply with different rules of engagement in different places and at different times.
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Multinational operations are becoming the rule rather than the exception, from peacekeeping to combat, and from crisis management to counter-insurgency.
The SitaWare suite of software constitutes a fully scalable command and control solution designed to meet the majority of your C2 needs, right off the shelf. The open architecture and adherence to international interoperability standards mean SitaWare can be rapidly integrated with many other C2 systems and specialist technologies. If needed, SitaWare can also be customised to any special requirements you may have, and to mesh with your existing systems.
Extendability built in
The SitaWare suite is designed around an open architecture, featuring standardised functionality that is easy to supplement with other Systematic products, as well as with standards-compliant software and equipment from other suppliers. SitaWare products are based on the MIP (Multilateral Interoperability Programme) standard for data exchange, to support effective multinational, combined and joint operations. Systematic is committed to ensuring our products remain compliant with this important C2 standard.
Easy to deploy
We designed SitaWare so you can roll out new C2 set-ups easily and inexpensively. Core functions are typically ready to use within weeks of your purchase decision. SitaWare products use an interface familiar to any Windows® user, as well as standardised US and NATO tactical graphics and symbology for exchanging important information. Operators easily learn how to use them, and we provide you with all the necessary training, installers and updates.
SitaWare-based C2 solutions have a rapidly growing customer base. They have been purchased for use in both national and multinational operations in almost 20 countries throughout the world.
Exceptional Interoperability At headquarters command level, the SitaWare suite provides outstanding interoperability between different units and between multinational partners. It effortlessly accepts and processes a wide variety of track data – such as NFFI, AIS, Link 16 and JCOP/NVG – and supports the latest MIP standard for data exchange. SitaWare is a robust, scalable solution that is easy to integrate with other technologies and systems – current and future.
Value for money
You benefit from rapid deployment of a well-proven, standardised product, with the added advantage of low service life costs. The costs of both training and maintenance are also exceptionally low, which means SitaWare products deliver exceptional value for money.
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Powerful, web-based C2 platform for transparently sharing information essential for strategic planning and large-scale situational awareness at high-level military headquarters.
lKey features Provides structured role-based access to information for joint-forces and divisional HQ environments, structured around NATO Guidelines for Operational Planning (GOP). Ensures you and your staff have instant overviews of all current and planned activities, 24/7, using a standard web browser. Special information overview page provides a clear picture of current plans and orders as well as those in the pipeline.
Seamless integration with SitaWare WebCOP provides instant access to shared operational overviews, including live JCOP.
lAdvantages/benefits Ideal for collaborative, parallel decision-making, helping eliminate duplication and misunderstandings. Provides task force commanders with a central access point for reliable information that’s coordinated, layered and kept up-to-date, automatically. Features extensive structured procedures for campaign planning, including NATO Guidelines for Operational Planning (GOP). Ensures well-informed decisionmaking in operations that can involve manpower and equipment from
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different countries and services, each with differing priorities and dissimilar rules of engagement. Sets new benchmarks for speed, reliability and interoperability in the strategic planning of complex operations. Automates repetitive tasks, and structures information to make it quick to access and easy to use. Open architecture and standards compliance make it easy to integrate many different specialist systems as well as legacy installations, for best possible situational awareness.
Supports major international standards for the tactical graphics and symbology used in military planning, including relevant versions of APP6 (NATO) and MIL-STD-2525 (US). Seamless integration with Systematic IRIS products – the de facto standard for exchanging orders and reports between military organisations. News/TV feeds can be shown, in addition to sensor feeds such as video. Includes bulletin board functionalities.
Provides a real-time overview of large-scale operations. Information from multiple sources is collected and displayed in a simple visual format via a standard web browser.
lKey features Displays the COP in a standard web browser.
You can view multiple maps and video feeds either independently or at the same time. You can also see how each fits into the broader overview. Integrates seamlessly with SitaWare Headquarters to display the whole picture in real time, along with the relevant plans and orders. Built-in support for internationally recognised AIS (maritime), Link 16 (air) and NFFI (land) interoperability standards, as well as the forthcoming NATO JCOP and NVG standards.
lAdvantages/benefits Provides visually rich 2D displays with all the data available for any part of the Common Operational Picture (COP). Ideal for collaborative decision-making involving forces from many different nations, helping eliminate duplication and misunderstandings. Open architecture and standards compliance make for straightforward integration with many other specialist systems and legacy installations, to extend your COP awareness still further. Easy to deploy and use – users only need a standard web browser (via SitaWare WebCOP).
Tracks positions of air, land and maritime assets via data feeds that include Link 16-Simple J, AIS, OTHT-GOLD and NFFI. You can see many thousands of live tracks using only basic hardware. This provides unprecedented access to high-quality COP overviews. Camera and live video feeds from web-compatible data sources – including UAVs – can be included. Can use virtually any type of geospatial information, including satellite feeds, aerial reconnaissance imagery and street maps.
Automatically extracts MIP-compliant data for use in plans, orders and reports. These can also be shown as part of the COP. Staff can easily get more information about the details of an operation, whether joint-force or national. Continuous alarm zone monitoring, along with automatic threat detection alarms. This ensures faster responses and better-coordinated decisions.
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An open, platform independant C2 data repository with web service interfaces for accessing a Common Operational Picture (COP) in high-level operation commands.
lAdvantages/benefits This standards-compliant open platform, based on Service Orientated Architecture principles, reduces the need for expensive software customisation and makes deployment faster, as well as reducing support costs. Provides web services for the components and objects most common in MIP-compliant C2 implementations. You get the exact information you need, clearly yet with the required amount of detail. Paves the way to best possible situational awareness – the systems architecture makes it easy to integrate many different specialist systems, as well as legacy installations. Makes it possible to roll out a high-impact C2 platform at short notice and within tight budgets. Enables HQ set-ups to smoothly integrate updated situational awareness with effective management of plans and orders, in one quickly deployable set-up. Available with SitaWare MIP Replication for sharing operational data with partner nations. Integrates seamlessly with other SitaWare C2 products and services, including SitaWare WebCOP and SitaWare Headquarters. Integrates smoothly with off-the-shelf products from many different suppliers to support additional interoperability standards, including ADatP-3 (STANAG 5500), NFFI (STANAG 5527), OTHTGOLD (US), Link 16 (J-series) and AIS.
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SitaWare C2 Server provides the platform necessary to pull together the information you need to generate the full operational overview, displayed as a unified Common Operational Picture (COP).
Complete off-the-shelf command and control framework that gives you a full overview of any theatre of operations, showing force activities as well as the resources available.
lAdvantages/benefits Allows you to select the exact information you want to see included in the COP.
Provides you with conventional 2D representations of the COP, as well as visually rich 3D displays of information in easy-to-interpret form.
Built-in GIS analysis tools make it straightforward to take terrain analysis into account in planning and logistics, and to ensure line-of-sight set-ups you can rely on.
Open architecture and standards compliance make it easy to integrate with other operational management and communication systems, for maximum interoperability. Information flows seamlessly in both directions. MIP interoperability is built-in as standard. Available with SitaWare MIP Replication for automatically transferring C2 data smoothly to other partners and forces. Provides visually rich 2D and 3D displays of all the data available for any specific part of the Common Operational Picture (COP). Paves the way to efficient manage ment of ORBAT, plans and orders, as well as holdings and logistics. Enables you to produce STANAG 2014-compliant orders in a collaborative environment. Can also be tailored to specific national requirements. Staff at different locations can work on plans at the same time, with updates and decisions automatically distributed in near-real time. Produces APP6 (NATO) and MIL-STD 2525 graphics. Seamless integration with Systematic IRIS products – the de facto standard for exchanging orders and reports. Easy to deploy quickly, with minimal training needed. Special messaging and chat module is included. Includes record/replay functionalities for effective documentation and debriefing.
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Provides mobile units with an overview of the tactical situation. Typically used in military vehicles and integrated with radio networks and the vehicle’s sensors and weapons.
lKey features Easy-to-use touch-screen interface, ideal for use in vehicles of all kinds. You can collapse all menus to give you an uncluttered view of the tactical situation. Easy to configure for rapid switching between different maps.
Effective, reliable infrastructure for receiving, pulling together and viewing plans and orders from multiple sources. Built-in messaging makes it easy to pass text messages, documents and multimedia attachments between units, using standardised templates for orders and reports.
lAdvantages/benefits Designed for use with ruggedised equipment and touch-screen user interfaces, making it ideal for in-vehicle deployment and mobile use. Easy to integrate a wide range of in-vehicle sensors and weapon systems, ensuring units get the best possible situational awareness. Serves as the in-vehicle node on your C2 network, keeping everyone connected. Supports APP6 (NATO) and MIL-STD 2525 (US) standards for tactical graphics and symbology, making reporting easy.
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Comprehensive GIS system with quick map selection and a choice of map displays to help keep you informed about your surroundings. Automatic GPS reporting and blue-force tracking capabilities help make sure people know exactly where you are. Freehand sketching tool allows you to create tactical drawings and prepare orders in visual form – and then distribute them automatically. Integrated chat and messaging make it easy to send text messages and attachments via radio as well as computer networks.
Provides bandwidth-efficient data exchange over IP and non-IP based radio networks. Easy to work with different layers of information – you can show/hide pre-specified overlays with just a few key strokes. Rapid, effective reporting of own status, as well as observations about the positions and status of possible hostiles. Easy to report back about holdings and logistics, directly from your vehicles.
Keeps soldiers connected to information from the command network, even when they’re out in the ﬁeld using hand held devices.
lKey features You have quick access to highdetail maps and satellite imagery of the area you’re operating in, and of where you need to go.
You can see exactly where you are, and see the location and direction of both friendly and hostile units.
At the press of a button, you can report your operational status and holdings, such as ammunition levels.
You can select from a list of vehicles, units and danger points you want to report, which then appear on the map as a blue/red/yellow dot.
lAdvantages/benefits Specially designed version of the SitaWare with capabilities customised to the needs of individual soldiers. GPS-enabled blue-force tracking capabilities help make sure other people know exactly where you are. Easy to integrate into ruggedised PDAs, mobile phones, etc. Rapid, easy reporting capabilities
covering both own status and the location of possible hostiles. Provides the individual soldier or unit with the best possible situational awareness – all the time. This GPS equipped watch is yet another example of how SitaWare can be used in the field.
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An integrated C2, comms and video link set-up in a backpack, providing real-time situational awareness during anti-piracy, border control and special forces operations.
lAdvantages/benefits Situational picture showing nearby units as well as tactical graphics.
Biometric tool provides rapid suspect identification by exchanging information with databases anywhere in the world.
Tactical messaging tool. Mailbox on left and input template on right.
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Specifically designed for maritime security operations, based on the SitaWare Battle Management system. Reliable comms over open water as well as below deck, via tactical radio and/or WiFi, keeps the boarding party and the mothership connected. Two-way communication of pictures, documents and live video feeds means key decisions can be taken during the boarding operation. Provides both boarding parties and shipboard officers with the best possible situational awareness – all the time. Digital cameras and live video feeds for gathering evidence. Electronic fingerprinting that you can use to check identities against HQ databases and with international agencies. Smooth integration with IRIS products for exchanging orders and reports between military units. Push-button relay of data about what you’re seeing and doing direct to your ops room and/or task force commanders – and even via satellite to HQ back home. Supports relevant versions of APP6 (NATO) and MIL-STD-2525 (US) standards, making reporting easy. Comprehensive GIS system with a choice of map displays for the situational awareness you need. Open architecture facilitates easy connection to full-scale command and control systems, so that information flows seamlessly in both directions.
A powerful, intuitive tool providing nations with the means to collate, analyse, store and disseminate valuable EW information for use by operationally deployed front-line forces.
lKey features Entering technical details about emitters, weapons and platforms.
Registering details of ELINT intercepts, with possible candidates for emitters and platforms shown automatically. Hierarchical display of platforms fitted with/carrying other platforms, weapons and emitters.
Plotting of intercepts on GIS maps in order to locate the emitters and platforms they stem from.
lAdvantages/benefits Normally installed in large, centralised headquarters set-ups such as EWOSC. Provides a multi-service database that can be used to comply with the particular requirements of individual armed forces, specific theatres of operations and individual missions. The EWare database serves as a centralised, shared repository for highly specialised ELINT source data as soon as it has been through the cycle of research, validation, analysis, consolidation and quality assurance.
Provides an extensive selection of specialist services that support ELINT management in different countries and organisations. Manages information about emitters, platforms and weapons as well as intercepts. It also tracks links between all these kinds of data. Automatically prepares mission files containing ELINT data for use in ships, aircraft and army units. These can be rapidly transferred to front-line units, in appropriate forms.
Provides electronic warfare specialists with effective tools for analysis and processing of ELINT inputs from a wide range of different sensors. Ensures automatic system-wide updating to reflect any known changes in the data. Integrates with SitaWare to facilitate rapid creation of EOB.
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The IRIS suite of software products unite different systems, and different nations, by using agreed international standards to exchange information.
Managing the communication flow Talking the same language
With more than 100,000 users in over 30 countries worldwide, the IRIS software framework is now the de facto standard for military messaging. IRIS products provide you with combat-proven messaging capabilities, with all the benefits of 15+ years of practical experience built in.
Being able to pass orders and reports back and forth is the cornerstone of all military operations. Interoperability between nations, services and equipment is a mission critical factor. To get any task done correctly, everyone concerned has to be able to rely on messages being delivered to the right parts of the organisation quickly. It is also important to use data structures that make sure the contents are clearly understood, so the right action can be taken.
At the heart of the whole concept of interoperability is the need for effective management and maintenance of the information exchange standards.
o stakeh Information analysts
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IRIS Standards Management software provides organisations with a central tool for the definition, management and analysis of such key data, making sure it can be moved from one system to another. Each organisation is able to manage its own standards, at the same time as collaborating with other stakeholders in the information exchange domain.
Message Text Format (MTF)
The multitude of messaging formats used in organisations throughout the world result in significant interoperability challenges. To tackle these chaellenges, substantial resources have been invested in establishing agreed formal structures and stan足dards for data exchange. These make it possible to reduce the ambiguity of natural-language communication and enhance opportunities for automated message processing.
Ensuring data quality
Reports and returns are an essential feature of all military communications. The IRIS suite includes tools that ensure messaging data is compliant with international standards which provides extensive user support to reduce errors. IRIS software ensures military information is consistently managed on the basis of organisational structures, tasks, roles and ranks.
Automated data processing
Military C2 systems have to be capable of automatically processing the information received in the form of reports and messages, so that this constant flow of new data can be merged into databases and displayed on maps and other visual platforms. IRIS products provide the messaging infrastructure that makes this happen.
At the core of these efforts is the NATO ADatP-3 Message Text Format standard and the MIL-STD-6040 USMTF programme, supplemented by the new XML-MTF standard. Together, these formats cover a significant portion of all the structured text information used in military operations. They include a managed repository of meta-data describing over 200 hierarchically structured text documents, featuring more than 5,000 standard data element definitions.
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Simpliﬁes and structures the inputting and transfer of important military information, orders and reports, using simple-to-deploy interoperability standards.
lAdvantages/benefits IRIS Forms makes sure the messages you send are correctly formatted – every time.
After validating the message, any errors are listed at the bottom. This means you can correct them quickly and easily.
IRIS Forms Schema Manager. This makes it easy to import and use multiple message definitions baselines at the same time.
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Automatically generates the forms required for structured documents based on text-based message standards such as NATO ADatP-3, USMTF and OTHT-GOLD. Capable of dealing with the rules featured in NATO APP-11(C)/ADatP-3 Change 4. You can also define and customise your own form types and layouts to meet particular needs and national requirements. Helps prevent information ambiguity that might result in mistakes and misunderstandings that undermine operational effectiveness. Saves administrative time and resources by automating message processing. Fully integrated with IRIS Organisational Messaging and IRIS Information Mapping. Integrating IRIS Forms with third-party applications is also a rapid, straightforward process. Provides you a single tool for all versions of MTF standards, with legacy baselines loaded alongside the most recent. This maintains interoperability with multiple versions at the same time. Uses the ubiquitous Windows® interface, with the technical details of the standards and formats hidden. This results in significant savings in training.
Extends the familiar capabilities of Microsoft® Outlook® and Exchange® into the military domain, where information is delivered based on people’s roles rather than their names.
lKey features Allows simultaneous access to organisational and personal e-mails.
Consolidated view helps you monitor mailboxes for multiple roles, all at the same time. Military message featuring a substantial number of distinct military properties, including classification, subject indicator codes, etc. While working in one organisational role, it is easy to send e-mails as part of workflows related to your other roles.
lAdvantages/benefits All the powerful features of standard commercial Microsoft ® Outlook® software are available for managing your organisational messaging. Lower operating, training and maintenance costs, because this unique product is based on standard commercial Microsoft ® software. Automatically identifies, filters and distributes e-mail messages received in the military organisation’s inboxes. Information, orders and reports in e-mail form get to where they’re needed.
Helps ensure consistent, structured workflows that make the best possible use of manpower and resources. Together with IRIS Forms, IRIS Organisational Messaging seamlessly integrates message content handling capabilities for manual or automatic processing of messages. Users can see different mailboxes allocated to their different roles during the operational cycle. This enables you to deal with multiple duties at the same time, and to work in parallel.
Ideal as messaging component in a wide range of C2 systems and other military hardware and software. IRIS Organisational Messaging supports communication protocols that include STANAG 4406 and ACP127.
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A specialist development tool making it easier for systems integrators to implement many different NATO and US standards within national command and control systems.
lKey features Model generator showing an imported Baseline 12.2 ACO, including online message help.
Model generator showing an imported Change 4 ACO, including online message help. Mapping generator showing the initial stages of a mapping project.
Mapping generator showing a mapping project, with message help function open.
lAdvantages/benefits Allows systems integrators to deal with a wide range of different message formats (including ADatP-3, USMTF and OTHT-GOLD), information in XML form and the contents of databases (whether MIP-compliant or in proprietary formats). Numerous standardised mappings are available off-the-shelf, ready to use. The only mapping development tool with built-in support for working with MTF standards. Easy to integrate with SitaWare C2 products, for maximum efficiency in data management.
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Ensures effective coordination of changes in your particular system and changes in international messaging and data management standards. This helps future-proof your investments in military messaging systems. Makes it possible to extend the service life of legacy systems and bespoke national set-ups, so they can still be used in modern multinational operating environments.
Graphical interface makes the initial mapping process easy and straightforward, thus saving on the time and manpower spent on manual coding. Information mappings are compiled in highly efficient .NET or Java code, for maximum performance and compatibility with widely used software development standards.
A web-based tool for deﬁning, managing and analysing structured information standards, which are essential in ensuring interoperability in many military systems.
lAdvantages/benefits Online standards management services that enable members of the stakeholder community to make the best possible use of the latest and most relevant standards information.
Supports the management of structured information standards that include ADatP-3 (Change 3 and 4), USMTF and W3C XML Schemas and Symbology. Can also be used to manage interoperability between data links, JC3IEDM and HL7.
You can pre-determine the levels of interoperability that can be achieved between specific sites and systems, based on the particular versions of structured information elements used in each of them.
Collaborative services available to all stakeholders in the information exchange domain, using one single repository for effective coordination. A common approach to interoperability management makes it possible to achieve greater operational interoperability. Browser-based interface paves the way to distributed management. This straightforward interface also keeps deployment and training costs down. Enables organisations to import standards data from other countries and standards bodies, as well as to define and manage national standards. Configurable change approval process that enables standards organisations to coordinate standards management data effectively via the use of permissions. Ability to share and disseminate proposed or approved changes to all relevant stakeholders significantly speeds up the change release process. Comprehensive configuration management, featuring automated version control, configurable change approval process and change proposal management. Includes a wide range of integrated systems implementations, including services for data capture and analysis. Makes it possible to assess the impacts that any changes in standards are likely to have on the end-user community – before they are implemented. Underpins the information exchange requirements of IRIS Forms and SitaWare C2 software.
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lAbout Systematic Systematic is an internationally renowned developer and supplier of scalable off-the-shelf software products, services and projects for defence forces. We provide cost-effective solutions to defence forces as well as systems integrators in more than 30 countries, working with a wide range of specialist partners worldwide. In addition to the defence sector, Systematic provides solutions designed to make decision making easier in the fields of health care and integration services, as well as intelligence and national security. Systematic is certified as a CMMI Level 5 company. More info at www.systematic.com
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