Defense Industry, more than any other sector, has to stay a step ahead of the competition or threat they have in mind. In the current world scenario and challenges, the necessity to strengthen security to combat any possible threat is critical for every nation. With the rising importance of R & D and the budgets associated, it has become important to create major information systems and infrastructure that aid information, decision and action.
Technology pervasion and globalization has created space for the design and manufacture of technologically advanced products. Command and control technologies are becoming increasingly important in the field of operations.
We can expect game changing technology innovations to continue to be created within the global Defense industry in the future. In the defense segment, new high tech systems being developed include directed energy, high powered microwave weapons, hyper-sonic missiles, long-range high altitude unmanned aerial systems, satellite-based high resolution full motion video cameras and an extraordinary software/hardware supporting base. These kinds of innovative technologies will change our society in immeasurable ways. At CMC, we have been helping the defense establishment to make that leap.
CMC has more than 30 years of expansive experience in this field and has been providing consulting, design and development services along with testing services in real-time systems. We have re-defined standards and provide the most cost-effective and high quality product solution to our clients.
We have been involved in developing defense applications since late 1980s and our engagement with the Indian defense establishments has run deep over the years. We have developed cutting edge systems for the Indian defense forces, helping them to prepare for the warfare of the future.
Following are a snapshot of CMC’s offerings in the Defense sector:
Surveillance and Decision Support System for Coastal Surveillance: The system will permit an integrated display of synthetic inputs from sensors of all nodes in the network to produce a common operational picture (COP). Common Operational Picture (COP) and Decision Support System for users like Coast Guard and Navy will enable them to take timely and informed decisions for naval defense.
The system is interlinked with a host of systems (RADAR, SONAR, AIS, Indigenous — AIS, Communication Interception System, EO/TI and GPS). The application uses the available LAN/WAN networking architectures and VSAT link for transfer of messages and exchange of planning / action information as well as transfer and correlation of plot among various nodes. The application will use TCP/IP protocols during communication.
The system shall provide a graphic display of a combined air, surface and sub-surface plot on the monitor, where different objects including registered / unregistered, own, friendly, enemy or neutral contacts can be plotted. This integrated display shall contain 'real time' track data based on sensors within the network and also 'virtual' tracks, which may be manually input using best available information and transferred to other nodes.
The system has been developed and deployed at the identified locations for initial pilot.
C2I System: This is a real time command and control system for air defense applications. System receives target information from its own radar and cross-links it with data from other sensors, including AWACs, in real time. Data from multiple sensors are fused to generate a composite scenario. The speed and heading of any target is automatically calculated. In case of a hostile target, it evaluates the threat and instantly sends warning messages to vulnerable areas and points.
PPC (Production Planning and Control): PPC is an end-to-end online integrated system for defense production factories. It handles production planning and control (PPC), from the time of order receipt through production to delivery. The major modules of the PPC are inventory management & analysis, purchase order planning & control, shop order release, material requirement planning, payment analysis, maintenance management, forecasting, vendor analysis, costing, tools control, work-in-progress, quality assurance and detailed operations scheduling.
VEDAS (Vehicle Electronics Data Acquisition System): VEDAS is a real-time vehicle sensory system which continuously monitors the condition of combat vehicles like armoured vehicles and battle tanks in a battalion. The Data Acquisition System (DAS) acquires the sensor data - both digital and analog from all the sub-systems of the combat vehicle. The DAS part-processes the data and transfers it to the Embedded System Controller (ESC), which is the quintessential part of the VEDAS system. This diagnostic data received by the ESC informs about the status of all the sub-systems on-board the combat vehicle.
C4I System: This is an automated Air Defense Command and Control system for conduct of Air operations. The system is designed for performing Integrated Command and Control functions at tactical, operational and strategic level for the conduct of Air Defense operations. The system interfaces with the existing radar sensors, mobile observation posts, civil radars and other sensors of Army and Navy. This system also caters for new inductions like AWACS. The system integrates various Air Defense elements and weapon systems available in IAF inventory.
System generates real time Air Situation Picture (ASP) by integrating tracks from various sensors. The system is capable of processing flight plans, correlating tracks for continuous identification, carry out threat evaluation and advice on engagement solutions to Commanders. It calculates and depicts Intercept geometry in real time and finally suggests recovery solution and help aircraft in recovery. System stores and maintains record of all operations data for future analysis and training. The system provides realistic simulation facility for training.
Naval Ship Simulator: Ship-Simulator is software simulator capable of simulating various interfaces and behavioral functionalities for the equipment on-board a naval ship including Navigational Aids (like GPS, Gyro, Echo-Sounder), Sensors (like Radars, Sonars), Weapon Systems (like Missiles, Torpedoes), Fire Control Systems and Counter Measure Systems (like Chaffs and Decoys). These simulators can be used as Combat Management System (CMS) testing tool or CMS operator training tools in various modes – Navigation, Surveillance, Air Warfare, Surface Warfare, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Electronic Warfare etc.
IQMP (Integrated Quarter Master Package): IQMP is web-based solution which will deliver comprehensive software covering all aspects of existing packages related to Quarter Master functions. This new package will enable users to perform the activities intuitively and maintain their indents, ledgers, Supply orders, Library books, Medical Records, Issue of Clothing, and Issue of Ammunition etc.
This new IQMP package will be a web based platform deployed at unit HQ’s for unit level operations in online and offline modes due to operational constraints and the package operated in an online mode without loss of data integrity at both ends for providing management capability to even detached and remote sub-units of the Army.
Automation of Operation Logistics Directorate: The OL Directorate, a part of GS branch of the Army, has areas of operation spread all over the country. The OL Dte reaches out to deployed troops and helps them by providing arms, ammunition, ration and clothing. The existing manual system of OL for office management was unable to meet the demand in terms of data analysis and information flow requirements.
The application for Automation of OL Directorate is meant to ease day-to-day and periodical office work, and enable office procedures in a more organized manner, thereby reducing paper work and redundancy of information and improving the productivity and making information easily accessible. The automation system has allowed all information to be made available centrally on the Intranet, albeit in a secure manner. Interfaces have been provided for future integration with other Directorates.
Automation of DGEME: Directorate General of EME is part of the MGO Branch of Army. The ambit of activities in the Directorate includes everything from managing personnel and equipment, formulation of policies for operations and training, relief of units, recruitment etc., This is a web-based project for automating their complete functionality to aid them in decision-making.
The system has brought EME Directorate to the leading edge in office automation systems thus improving decision making, report generation, paperless communication, fast access and responses to any query raised by line Directorate, MOD, DDG, ADG, DGEME, Command, unit, formation etc., and streamlining administrative functions.