This project will deliver Mounted Battle Management Systems including command post systems to the ADF in cooperation with Land 125 Phase 3A (dismounted systems) and JP 2072 Phase 1 (Combat Radio System).
During 2013-14, this project will deliver to Army sufficient quantities of equipment to support consideration of the Final Operational Capability decision, which will consist of at least two motorised infantry Battle Groups. To support this decision, the Battle Management System will be employed by an Army Battle Group at Exercise Talisman Sabre 2013. All interoperability development and testing will be completed in 2013-14.
Track Management System (TMS) will provide the capability to receive and exchange track data between various systems. TMS has adopted the Variable Message Format (VMF) message standard, and as such will be able to exchange information via VMF to BMS, AFATDS and any others, such as ARH in the future. TMS also includes strategic and intelligence feeds at the Secret level.
The key risk for this project is completion of the significant design acceptance and introduction into service processes prior to Final Acceptance in 2014.