NATO INTEROPERABILITY SUITE
Core element of if interoperability suite is a connectivity gateway, interconnecting different C4I systems into one seamless coalition command and control system. Modular architecture shares the same design principles with other MIL products thus ensuring maximum expandability and connectivity. All filtering and data transformation is configuration based minimizing the need for frequent software upgrades. Currently supported protocols:
NFFI (NATO friendly Force Information), enabling fast exchange of large volumes of BFT data between national C2 or C4I network and coalition NFFI servers, minimizing the danger of blue-on-blue incidents.
MIP (Multilateral Interoperability Protocol) C2IEDM/JC3 database gateway, enabling interoperability with “MIP nations”, without the need for in house or custom development of additional MIP protocol connectors.
3rd Party C4I/C2 software can be easily integrated into a common network using BRIDGE extendable plugins.
JOINING THE COALITION
Beyond the ability of two or more computer systems to exchange information, semantic interoperability is the ability to automatically interpret the information exchanged meaningfully and accurately in order to produce useful results as defined by the end users of both systems. To achieve semantic interoperability, both sides must refer to a common information exchange reference model. The content of the information exchange requests are unambiguously defined: what is sent is the same as what is understood.
MIL C4I Battle System is well prepared to be a part of a larger coalition network. Through the use of a highly portable, configurable and modular BRIDGE component. BRIDGE service can be coupled with any products in the C4I suite, from the dismounted soldier up. Affording commanders to seamlessly integrate with a larger coalition force even on levels small as an individual platoon, or integrate on a top level scale into a full network centric environment.
MIL C4I System has proven it interoperability and flexibility time and again, on international testing and largest coalition exercises. Not only connecting with the coalition, but also acting as a communication hub, forwarding the data between NATO systems and other national systems in the network.