Astronautics Demonstrates Unique Artillery Battle Management System

  • 28-Mar-2016

Astronautics C.A. Ltd. Israel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astronautics Corporation of America, and a supplier of airborne, naval, and land civil and defense systems and solutions, will introduce its Artillery Battle Management System (ABMS) at Defexpo India. 

The solution enables ongoing communication between all of the artillery forces in the field, shortens their reaction time to only a few minutes, and increases First Hit Probability.

The ABMS Command, Control, Communication and Computer Intelligence (C4I) system is tailored specifically for artillery forces. It enables exceptional accuracy in the management of artillery, provides real-time presentation of the battlefield situation layered on the digital map, locates friendly and enemy forces thus reducing the probability of friendly fire, distributes targets, and enables mission planning. All this is accomplished while using fewer resources (external systems, extra shells and shots, etc.). 

The system combines the navigation capabilities and position of the field gun, headquarters, tactical communications officers, and additional support system solutions in a system managed by a single entity – the ABMS.

The solution is comprised of:
The Automated Tactical Artillery Control System (ATACS) provides accurate navigation information and precise cannon targeting, and significantly shortens the readiness time for firing from about 30 minutes to just one minute only; The Forward Observer System (FOS)   transmits the target  data and Fire Missions  to the Battalion & Battery Fire Direction Centers; The Battery Fire Direction Center (FDC) is designed to perform ballistic calculations for each individual gun in a battery, for up to 8 guns and provides real-time presentation of the location on the battlefield of friendly and enemy forces and target distribution; The Battalion FDC; and The Battalion & Brigade Fire Support Elements (FSE).