Posted by Courtney E. Howard
HACKENSACK, N.J., 24 March 2010. Ness Technologies Inc., a global provider of IT services and solutions, won a multi-million dollar contract with a Latin American government, to install a command-and-control system in military helicopters and ground command posts. This additional contract follows a June 2009 contract award through which Ness is implementing its NessControl mobile tactical command-and-control system for the country's special forces.
The new helicopter-borne system will transfer information in a wide range of missions, including counter-terrorism, search-and-rescue, and reconnaissance missions.
The system is a comprehensive tactical command-and-control system comprising an advanced, independent and redundant communication infrastructure which enables the real-time collection, dissemination, and analysis of data among all units linked to the system. The versatile, integrated system handles a wide range of information, including photographs, maps, intelligence aids, text and messages, alarms, and GIS data in real time.
The system provides real-time viewing of force positions and movements, leading to increased coordination among neighboring forces. During emergency conditions, when every second is critical, the system enables its users, military and special forces personnel, to take immediate control of a situation. It assesses the distance between the scene and initial responders, including the length of time it will take them to arrive and the most expeditious route. With this information, commanders can quickly create action plans, and make better, more informed decisions, adapting to the current situation.
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