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forward PDA-like graphical user interface, with touch screen and single
hand Mouse/HOCAS (Hands on Collective and Stick) operation.
The HELIC3OM is interlinked to a number of independent data networks
as well as the helicopter’s internal navigation and flight management
systems. This link enables the HELIC3OM to provide position and basic
helicopter status information as well as mission data to the pilot.
As in all the other “data interface” channels of the overall Elbit Systems
infrastructure, the data is presented on top of a Digital Moving Map
and includes all necessary tactical and navigational information. The
information includes navigation waypoints, obstacle warnings, pre-flight
and in-flight mission planning issues and features tactical information
overlays for better tactical picture, battlefield control and coordination.
The HELIC3OM provides pilots with the whole picture and tools to
communicate coordinate and exchange critical battle position targets,
position of allied forces, aerial forces and threat information with other
battle participants, in a very easy and coherent way.
Elbit is also a leading UAV manufacturer and all its Command and
Control systems like the one selected by Australia has the ability to fully
integrate with UAVs and also with unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) and
with unmanned vessels.
Asia Pacific Defence Reporter asked an IDF senior source to sum up the
somewhat confusing building a diagram of a sophisticated Command and
Control system: for example; “a sniper, well positioned stops the advance
of a ground force. The ability to locate him and destroy him in seconds with
all the fire sources available, without harming other friendly forces in the
area, this is task of such a system”.
Command and Control is at the heart of any combat situation. The
complexity of modern war calls for a solid flow of data and commands.
Elbit Systems claims that it offers exactly that.
The lessons from the second Lebanon war and the “Cast Lead”, operation
in Gaza show, that in principle, this definition is the best one. A simple
definition, like a simple solution to a situation that otherwise looks as if it
is completely out of control. APDR
The ability to locate him and destroy him in
seconds with all the fire sources available,
without harming other friendly forces in the
area, this is task of such a system
Australian Army trials.
THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE HAS SAID TO APDR
THAT ELBIT WILL PROVIDE:
“the supply and initial three years of support of a Battle Group
and Below Command, Control and Communications System
(BGC3). The core of the BGC3 is a Battle Management System
(BMS). The BMS will provide a digital command and control
support system to enhance combat power through supporting
fast, quality decision-making in the land tactical environment,
with enhanced situational awareness and messaging. The BMS is
being deployed to both mounted and dismounted commanders
and allows for interoperability between the vehicle and the
soldier. Terrestrial communication bearers provide the radio
links necessary to support the BMS. Note that the Type 1 radios
which will form the terrestrial communications part of the BGC3
are not being procured under the contract with Elbit, as the
Commonwealth will procure the Type 1 digital radios separately,
however Elbit is responsible for their integration into the BGC3.
Final operational capability is scheduled for 2Q 2013.”
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