Paramount Advanced Technologies has announced a simulated joint Command Post at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) expo this month.
The joint Command Post integrates a range of systems, enabling military commanders to assess and stabilise a crisis such as a terrorist attack.
The asymmetric conflict solution presents commanders with a 2D and optional 3D picture of their resources and tasks currently assigned to those resources, as well as actual and perceived enemy positions and entities. The display is regularly updated, helping the commander make decisions in real-time. The commander’s own plans can also be overlaid on the current picture to show deviations and allow in-time re-planning, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
Ivor Ichikowitz, founder and Executive Chairman of Paramount Group, said: “As a South African company, we know from experience that stabilising asymmetric conflict demands real-time, streamlined intelligence. This is especially true for developing countries which must combat mounting terrorist threats with limited resources.”
Bringing together a group of more than ten defence companies from South Africa and internationally, PAT is leading the initiative to integrate this capability as a solution to offer military and civilian commanders across the world.
The system will demonstrate its ability to support commanders to resolve incidents in real time, alerting and activating the relevant resources. The display will include data from commercial sea traffic, along with an overlay of commercial air traffic in Gauteng, South Africa’s economic heartland. The integrated Command Post will also host a Military Situational Awareness display along with another Incident-related display featuring integrated and real-time video, images, photos and data.