Intelligent Software Solutions (ISS) has been awarded a contract to provide an airspace mission planning and tasking solution to the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF).
Under the contract, the company will supply its C2Core software suite to provide automated support for operational mission planning and air tasking order and airspace control order production.
Scheduled to be integrated with the NZDF defence network, the software will interface with existing NZDF systems, and will provide airspace mission planning and tasking capabilities, as part of the defence command and control system (DC2S) project currently being purchased by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence.
Royal New Zealand Air Force Chief of Air Force air vice marshal Mike Yardley said: "C2Core will be a valuable component of the RNZAF’s command and control framework and its contribution to the NZDF’s DC2S capability.
"Operations staff are excited about the improved effectiveness that will result from implementation of C2Core."
ISS chief executive officer Jay Jesse said: "C2Core will dramatically enhance the NZDF’s airspace command and control capabilities.
"We are confident that C2Core capabilities will provide the NZDF a right-sized and cost-effective solution for its current requirements and will enable it to more effectively interact with allied forces around the world."
The C2Core is a next-generation solution designed to provide continuous strategy, mission planning, execution, and assessment capabilities linking requests, effects, operational guidance, as well as supporting tasks within a temporal and geospatial unified database environment.
Operating on a standard PC desktop or laptop, the software suite enables users to track the entire lifecycle of command and control mission operations within a single database environment.
Apart from increasing NZDF’s air operations efficiency and operational effectiveness, the solution is also expected to help the service achieve enhanced level of interoperability with allied air forces.