SitaWare for the Maritime Commander
Monitor, Assess, Decide, Plan & Direct
Situational awareness, operational support, planning & execution tools, and information sharing are fundamental necessities during maritime operations, where commanders make complex decisions in high tempo situations. To give you a solid foundation for operational success, SitaWare gives you essential maritime C2 (Command & Control) capabilities - together with a Recognised Maritime Picture - in one single system that can be used both in the Maritime Operations Centre and by Afloat Commanders.
Maritime Operations Center
Planning, monitoring, and asserting control of the multiple types of operations carried out at static maritime operations centres require strong maritime C2 capabilities. Whether the Operation Centre is the national Maritime Component Command (MCC) or Flagship of a specific task force or task group, SitaWare supports your operations.
SitaWare is a fully scalable solution from a CTF Flagship through to the OTC (Officer in Tactical Command) of a serial. Moreover, the Composite and Principle Warfare Commanders get specialist support for their individual Maritime Warfare Areas.
Recognised Maritime Picture (RMP)
The lynchpin of every successful maritime operation is maximisation of situational awareness of the surface, subsurface, and air pictures. Tracks from coastal and ship-based AIS, radar systems and remote sensors through TDLs are correlated and displayed in near-real-time. The tracks can be correlated either locally or distributed to a central processing centre for further management. You can configure the RMP to match your exact needs; from monitoring territorial waters and economic exclusion zones at national level to focused Area of Operations of a Task Group. The RMP can monitor multiple areas simultaneously and include both the classified Military Picture as well as the unclassified civilian White Picture.
When anomaly detections are triggered, operators must be able to quickly assess the threat level to decide the appropriate course of action. Track attributes, track history, and AIS spoof detection are some of the ways that SitaWare assists in quick threat assessment.
To ensure a high quality Recognised Maritime Picture, it is vital that the Command is presented with coherent tracks from a wide variety of sources – and that the bulk of track information is automatically correlated. That is why SitaWare comes with a mature and proven correlation engine that is capable of handling tracks from multiple AIS and radar sources; that being tracks either received directly from the sensors or received via other C2, VTS or CMS systems.
Early detection of possible threats and illegal activity is essential to a successful mission. Time is always a limiting factor when you need to respond to actual threats. In SitaWare, operators can define detection rules that automatically identify suspicious behaviour and notify the Command about anomalies. This includes vessel of interest sightings, tracks entering or leaving defined areas or proceeding outside set parameters.
Compile the Operational Picture
SitaWare is capable of combing a true common operational picture (COP) into one single view. The COP may consist of the Air Picture, Maritime Picture and the Land Picture as well as the Environmental Picture. This gives the commander joint situational awareness that allows him and his staff to do proper assessments of the current situation. On top of the COP, information about unit movements and control measures may be overlaid to let the commander compare the current situation with his envisioned orders and directives. Each individual user is able to customise his view to see exactly the information in the COP which relevant for his function. This ensures that the ever increasing amount of data does not lead to information overload.
Use most charts and map formats including S-57 maritime charts.
Use the hardware you already have. No need for large investments.
You can access SitaWare directly from your standard browser.
Maintain the operational tempo through the use of chat and military messages between national units and partners. Exchange military e-mails, STANAG 4406 and ACP-127 messages through a plugin to Microsoft Outlook including full support for APP-11, USMTF, and OTH-Gold formatted message templates using IRIS. Take advantage of instant messaging in distributed chat rooms in a XMPP and JCHAT compliant client compatible with both high and low bandwidth networks.
Planning and Tasking
The ability to visualise, communicate, and distribute details of an operation is essential to ensure effective tasking of all units and platforms. The extensive planning toolset in SitaWare includes OPLAN editor, overlay sketching and task organization editor. It also includes an editor for managing NATO APP-11 or USMTF compliant OPGEN and OPTASKs.
Plans and tasking can easily be shared via military messaging, email, or chat.
Maritime commands often need to coordinate operations with air and land commands, coalition partners, coast guards, or other civilian and governmental agencies. This coordination requires the ability to exchange information with partner systems. SitaWare lets you exchange tracks, plans/orders, and messages in a wide range of formats such as APP-11, OTH-Gold, AIS, WAIS, USMTF, Link 11, Link 16 SIMPLE, Link 16 JREAP, ADS–B, Asterix CAT 048, NVG, KML, NFFI and MIP.
An Intuitive User Experience
Thanks to its modern, intuitive user interface, only minimal training is required. This makes SitaWare a highly cost effective solution to deploy and maintain. Moreover, the intuitive interface enables users to make full and effective use of its rich C2 capabilities supporting critical decision making in high tempo situations.
Modern and intuitive user interface makes SitaWare fast to learn and operate.
Low training Costs
Only minimal training is needed to operate SitaWare. An online user guide available if needed.
Minimize Human Error
Concise user experience based on best practices minimizes human handling mistakes.
Adapt and extend SitaWare to meet your exact needs, maximizing your investments
Integrating the C4I solution with existing equipment, sensors, and surrounding systems is crucial for both leveraging the benefits of your existing investments and maximizing operational capabilities. To give you the operational capabilities you need, SitaWare’s open APIs let you do a wide range of integrations such as radars, sensors, CMS systems, and ship databases.
Get your integration project up and running with SitaWare’s Product Development Packages
With SitaWare’s open architecture, modular design, APIs, and Product Development Packages you can combine the advantages of COTS products with the flexibility to add your own integrations and extended functionality. With the SitaWare Product Development Packages, your staff gains valuable technical insights on how to integrate your existing equipment without the need for vendor of third party involvement.
You will remain flexible and vendor independent while keeping valuable knowledge close to your own staff. If you wish, you can share your experiences and learn more from the ever-growing SitaWare COTS products user community. Systematic can also take the task of adding your integrations and extended functionality. The choice is yours.