Russia: The Russian Central Research Institute of Economics, Computer Science and Management Systems is developing special interactive sensor tables to control the combat activities of the Russia Armed Forces. According to the institute's deputy head of development Dmitri Petrov, the university has designed a geographical information system (GIS), called Position.
"The Position system is intended for the creation, storing, processing and generating different types of geo information data, as well as the development of specialised software and solving analytical tasks. Position, combined with the automated control system, is expected to enable comprehensive control of all military resources from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok, and will be implemented by 2017,” said Petrov.
Geo information systems collect, store and analyse visualisations of geographic data. Based on the ArcGIS programme complex, which works in secured operational systems with the preset protected system of database management, Position currently exists only in the stationary format. The stationary versions may feature less solid materials, and therefore could not fulfill battlespace requirements. Petrov also said that the university has already created a working group to design interactive tables that could be made in several ways. "After consultations with the representatives of several departments, we found demand for this product," added Petrov. The institute is also developing an automated resource provisioning system to help the Russian Defence Ministry increase the transparency of acquisitions and help authorities keep records.
Position, combined with the automated control system, is expected to enable comprehensive control of all military resources from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok, and will be implemented by 2017.
Source: Army technology