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The company is very tight lipped about what it is supplying to its
customers, but in general says that a Command and Control system
includes many building blocks, “with changing priority according to the
The ingredients of the Elbit systems Command and Control system have
one goal – “to provide infantry soldiers with greater situational awareness,
enhanced force coordination and a shortened sensor-to-shooter loop”, a
company source said recently.
Looking at previous contracts including those for the Israeli defence
forces (IDF), it can be assessed that the system that will be supplied to
Australia will include some of the main building blocks.
One of them is the TactER -31D tactical computer, which is an
indispensable C2 tool for the digital battlefield, ensuring complete
continuity across vehicle-mounted and dismounted applications.
This computer has received many man-hours of development to keep it
flexible for combat. The unique vehicular docking station and latch enable
seamless operation both in and out of the vehicle.
The lightweight tablet configuration and integrated handle allows
the unit to be quickly and easily transported. The unit features a high-
performance 10.4” XGA sun-readable display with LED backlight, enabling
both day and night use. With a smart power management algorithm and
eight-cell smart Li-Ion Batteries, the TactER-31D is a “very important tool
in combat” according to an IDF source using it in his reserve service.
The Enhanced Tactical Computer (ETC) provides another level of C2
capabilities and tactical data dissemination to a broad range of combat,
command and reconnaissance vehicles. The ETC was also designed to
sustain the harshest conditions, and is fully battle-proven and currently in
use by numerous armed forces around the world. The computer supports
a broad range of visual applications and feature advanced processing,
graphics, security and communications capabilities. Users say that its
operation is very intuitive and therefore easy even for reserve forces that
are not being trained all year round.
Forming an inter-vehicle operating network, the Weapon Integrated
Battle Management System ( WIN BMS) enhances C4 among vehicles.
Field-proven and easy to operate, the WIN BMS supports all operational
needs including direct fire engagement and troop maneuvering, indirect
fire support, intelligence and logistics. With the growing number of
vehicles manned and unmanned in the battlefield this capability is critical.
Artillery has not lost its importance in modern combat. Close support
fire is essential in many situations. The Israeli company’s Combat NG
is another ingredient of the Command and Control system. This one is
tailored for field artillery. Managing all aspects of artillery operation, it
is designed for deployment from platform to brigade level. In addition
to capabilities that include supervision of all unit resources and support
decision-making at tactical and operational levels, the Combat NG assures
even faster response time and increased survivability.
Combat NG is designed to support a wide range of artillery platforms
including self-propelled and towed guns as well as mortars and rocket
With very accurate rockets that gain a new importance in many armed
forces, this tool is a critical element to coordinate the fire from many
sources to many targets.
In all combat situations, minimizing the sensor to shooter time is an
essential task and Elbit Systems is offering another building block just for
that purpose. The Torc2h is a sensor-integrated C2 solution.
It optimizes operational activities by providing common situational
awareness, e-mail, command dissemination, and decision support tools
for all units, including headquarters, commanders, sensor operators,
border patrols and dismounted teams.
Torc2h is an essential tool for closing the sensor-to shooter loop,
optimizing data collection and enhancing border patrol operation. In
addition, the system facilitates offline operational debriefing.
The system was selected by the Israel Defense Forces for border
protection Command and Control and is deployed along the country’s
The very important role of combat helicopters in almost any war
scenario led to Elbit Systems developing the HELIC3OM - an advanced
Command, Control, Communication and Mission Management system. It
provides helicopter aircrews with real-time situational awareness and the
capability of sharing mission-critical data with all battlefield participants.
In a certain way the HELIC3OM, is a good example to the way a good
Command and Control system works these days.
The HELIC3OM is a fully digital, integrated Command, Control,
Communications and Mission Management System that provides
helicopter crew with a real time situational awareness picture via a straight
Elbit command centre
Enhanced tactical computer
The company is very tight lipped about
what it is supplying to its customers, but in
general says that a command and control
system includes many building blocks, “with
changing priority according to the mission”
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