• SitaWare Headquarters provided commanders with a rich Joint Common Operating Picture. (Defence)
    SitaWare Headquarters provided commanders with a rich Joint Common Operating Picture. (Defence)

Systematic’s SitaWare Headquarters software was widely employed at the recent Talisman Sabre 21 exercise in Australia, with the software providing cross-domain awareness of the ‘battlespace’ and filling a range of command-and-control (C2) functions.

During the exercise, SitaWare Headquarters provided commanders at the Deployed Joint Force Headquarters with a rich Joint Common Operating Picture. Although primarily an Army asset, the software incorporated air and maritime pictures, and was used by both Naval and Air Force staff offices in both headquarters.

In addition, SitaWare was trialled at the Headquarters Joint Operations Centre to fuse multiple COP source feeds into a single view of the strategic domain.

“SitaWare gave commanders a detailed understanding of the battlespace and demonstrated its ability to operate across domains,” Alastair George, Senior Business Architect at Systematic, said. “The software’s architecture enables it to ingest multiple data sources and feeds from across a coalition.

"SitaWare doesn’t limit users to information from within their own force structure alone. Its ability to interoperate with other C2 and track management systems, and act as an enabler for Joint operations is a real force multiplier.”

At Talisman Sabre, SitaWare Headquarters provided chat capabilities horizontally and vertically and was used extensively as a planning and briefing tool.

“Users found the ability to quickly create ‘bookmarks’ meant they no longer had to manually create static presentations, they could brief directly from the live situation in SitaWare,” George said.

Furthermore, the software reportedly integrated effectively with role-specific C2 systems.

“SitaWare connected with a number of systems, including the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System. In that instance the software could bring in data such as Fire Support Coordination Measure information,” George added.

SitaWare Headquarters has been in service with Australia as the interim Track Management Capability since 2019. Most recently, SitaWare’s scope was expanded to provide the Army’s interim Battle Management System.

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