Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bowman upgrade

The key to the modern and future battlefield is data and the UK military's tactical communications and data system, Bowman, is to be upgraded to BCIP5 to make it easier to use and "provide enhanced battle planning tools, a more stable and robust tactical internet, and improved situational awareness"... phew! Bowman, developed by General Dynamics, has not been without it's problems of course.

Its being rolled out to troops, vehicles, ships and helicopters. The new Type 45 destroyers arn't due to get it until well in the next decade though.

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