TOPAZ covers all general and artillery-specifi c commands and tasks characteristic of battalion command level. Every command post is equipped with a computer terminal and dedicated software providing effi cient carrying out of commands in a fully computer-assisted mode, without a need to give any spoken order. The system is fully modular, thus easily adaptable to diverse artillery systems. Provided that relevant ballistic calculation formulas are available for the given barrel/ charge/projectile combination – in form of look-up tables or MPMT computation factors – the system can be used from virtually any tracked, wheeled and towed gun or mortars. Besides TOPAZ, which is currently deployed with 122mm tracked and 152 wheeled guns, there are some derived versions. AZALIA is the system for 155mm tracked autonomous guns, RODON is customized for mortars. The system is a combination of communication equipment, rugged computer hardware and the advanced software. The relevant set is allocated for every gun and every command vehicle. Multiple post can be installed one a given vehicle in any reasonable arrangement. The modular confi guration and uniform hardware used thorough the system provides its high maintainability. Due to the approach taken, the system can be installed in new-built guns and command vehicles, as well as can be used in modernization programs.
The fundamental advantages of SKO-M are as follows
Platoon Commander Post
The core element of the platoon commander post is the ballistic computer. Its software enables execution of fi re mission to the selected target in computer -assisted mode. The computer receives target data from the FO post and transmits fi re mission data to every individual mortar post.
Integration of the three devices in one hand-held housing, capability of safe coalition waveform network HDR WF installation as well as assurance of reliable radio communication via a broadband SDR radio with the appropriate level of encryption makes PSI a unique and innovative hardware - software solution. - PSI in a simple and intuitive way allows integration and processing of graphic signals received from different sources and sensors of C4ISR system, - PSI can be interfaced to soldier’s optoelectronics and radio-electronic equipment and constitute a centralized control center due to its interactive display,
OKO-60 is the outcome of a project realized by a consortium of the Military Institute of Armament Technology (WITU) and WB Electronics titled „The upper halfzone observation system employing soldiers’ standard personal battle weapon designated for immediate use in direct patrol activities and assault group area.” OKO-60 system is based on a mortar shell which is fi red from a regular mortar and disintegrates in air at a pre-programmed altitude. Then an observation module is released from the shell. The module falls freely on a parachute. When it falls a video signal is continuously radio transmitted to be received and displayed by the Ground Receiving Terminal (NUO).
The FONET system has been developed into a series of software solutions allowing for the execution of tasks imposed by the modern battlefi eld. With full support for IP solutions and the integration of all available means of communication, the system allows for integration of military vehicles equipped with FONET into an extensive information network for data exchange and voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) communication. A military vehicle equipped with FONET system becomes an effective component of contemporary and future network-centric command systems