Thales has collaborated with the Netherlands Aerospace Center (NLR) to support the development of the new Air Power Information Hub platform for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF).
The new platform will ensure quick and secure sharing of airforce information with partners through the use of Thales’ new cybersecurity technology, Martello.
This would help enhance cooperation between military and civil partners in the security domain. It will also help provide a complete image, in addition to enhancing the decision-making and execution process.
NLR source Erik van Brunschot said: “For the first time, an information hub will be developed that creates a real-time digital connection between military and civilian networks.
“This means that information from the Royal Netherlands Air Force is immediately shared with relevant services such as police, fire brigade, and the Ministry of Justice and Security.
“This is an important contribution to increase the safety of Dutch territory and airspace.”
The applications necessary to demonstrate the Martello solution are provided by NLR.
If required, the platform will also be able to exchange specific information of different classifications between users.
The Netherlands Ministry of Defence, Thales, and NLR have joined forces for the development of the technology and the prototype, in addition to the demonstration of the information hub.