BMS Hektor

Battlefield Management System Application (BMS) „HEKTOR”

Completely mobile commanding system (working both on the move and during a stop-over) that is mainly installed on command vehicles (alternatively on staff terminal) creates a vast network of data exchange operating on every ZT command level. It was designed for operators of command units (commander, chief of staff, etc.) in order to secure for them the possibility of managing the forces and unrestricted movement within an operating zone. It allows building situational awareness of the battlefield, as well as visualizing friend or foe positions on a digital map.

Basic features:

  • Visualizing digital maps and current tactical situation
  • Fulfilling the command function on every tactical level
  • IP platform
  • Media integration: radio (VHF, UHF, DS), wire and satellite communication
  • Integration of services ( based on IP, VoIP H.323)
  • Full interoperability with NATO: MIP interface DEM, MEM, AdatP-3), LC2IEDM data model
  • Easily implemented on every mean of transport or staff terminal
  • Open architecture of the system : cooperation with every standardized IT system

Planning and management subsystem

  • Hierarchical character
  • Local and remote system configuration – i.e. foreign missions
  • System monitoring

Communications subsystem

  • The use of all communications media (currently available)
  • HF/UHF radio spans among subscribers’ of digital and analog communication networks
  • Connections with the UHF Single –channel (JRS) and Multi-channel (WRS) Simplex Radio Access subscribers
  • Audio connections and data exchange among wire system subscribers ( (STORCZYK, ISDN, H. 323) and HF/UHF radios subscribers

Data exchange subsystem

  • Each battle-line command vehicle becomes a communications node, that automatically retransmit information from a sender to a recipient (through all media)
  • Automatic data exchange: seeking ways of delivering messages with a use of all communications media
  • Implementation of MEM and DEM mechanisms of MIP program

Command, management and monitoring subsystem

  • Visualizing information from diagnosing automated work places of operators on digital maps
  • Separating the command and communication functions: a commander is not absorbed in communication matters
  • Possible commanding “two levels down”
  • Possibility of overtaking, passing the command
  • Authorized exchange of combat documents
  • Cooperation with tactical group’s SZAFRAN system, supplying tactical group data bases with information
  • Autonomic fulfillment of command functions during all phases of tactical operations, from a single soldier to Division level of tactical group
  • Information gathering and dynamic visualization of tactical situation
  • Visualizing a tactical situation on a digital map, together with current localization of a command vehicle, based on GPS system
  • Positioning elements of battle line in order to visualize the combat situation in real time
  • Preparing (collective work) and passing command documents
  • Conveying NBC alarms and critical information
  • Graphical operations on a multilayer map
  • Planning tactical tasks
  • Exchanging logistic information
  • Sending images
  • Automated functions of general military reconnaissance: reporting about detected targets
  • Automated functions of engineering reconnaissance: gathering information and reporting – TUJA
  • Function of commanding an electronic warfare (jamming) – PRZEBIŚNIEG, PROCJON, BREŃ
  • Supplying information to systems of fire control (TOPAZ, AZALIA, LOARA)

HEKTOR fulfills the following NATO requirements

  • CADRG – raster map
  • DTED – altitude ground model
  • VMap, UVMap – vector, digital maps
  • Stanag 5500 (Adat-P3) – formalized command language
  • APP-6A – graphic visualization of combat situation on a map
  • Stanag 2014 – format – command documents’ templates
  • Stanag 5066 – data transmitting in radio networks
  • S57 – maps in marine standards

Versatile vehicle infrastructure

  • Homogeneous, scalable solutions concerning equipment for combat vehicles, staff vehicles, etc.
  • Automated work places for operators
  • Integrating all communication media, with radio priority (with emphasis on mobility)
  • Local radio and wire network system for command vehicles
  • Individual wireless communication for vehicle’s crew members (deployed troops)
  • Automatic control and managing all communication media of automated command vehicle
  • Individual wireless communication for vehicle’s crew members
  • Alerting and signalizing danger status coming from sensors: carbon oxide (CO), smoke (DYM), chemicals contamination (CHEM), radioactive contamination (RAD) laser illumination warning system (SOL-1)