The British Army’s 3rd Division (3 DIV) has become the latest component of the British armed forces to select Systematic’s SitaWare command and control (C2) software. The ‘Iron Division’ – Britain’s strategic land warfare asset – will use the software to provide comprehensive situational awareness (SA) and C2 capabilities at the battalion level and above.
“3rd Division represents the tip-of-the-spear for the British Army, and its decision to field SitaWare Headquarters is testament to the software’s capabilities,” says Matthew Millward, Systematic’s VP of Business Development for UK, North Africa and Western Europe, adding that the solution will “support further force elements of the British Army with an operationally proven, evergreen commercial off-the-shelf solution that delivers best-in-class C2 out of the box and which, with interoperability at the core of its architecture, enables forces to work within Joint and Coalition environments.”
Systematic will also provide technical, support and training services, “We are delivering a blended training solution that combines traditional classroom-based instruction with innovative online and e-learning packages. The latter has been successfully used with other SitaWare customers and will go some way to overcoming restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Millward notes.
This selection follows the UK Ministry of Defence’s decision to field SitaWare Headquarters for the NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC) last year - the software was selected by the MoD as Britain is the ARRC framework nation. SitaWare Headquarters was successfully employed by ARRC during Exercise ARRCADE FUSION 19, in which over 1,100 personnel from 22 countries participated. The large-scale command post exercise rehearsed procedures to command up to 120,000 military personnel in a war scenario.
SitaWare Headquarters is currently being put through its paces with 3 DIV at Exercise Cerberus, and is slated for use at Warfighter Exercise 21-4 in America next year, where 3 DIV will train alongside the US and French armies.