22 June 2012
The principal theme of the General Dynamics UK Limited stand at DVD was the integration of disparate systems to deliver enhanced overall capability. This supported the overall message of DVD in promoting the Land Open Systems Architecture to facilitate the joining of systems in vehicles, bases and on the man. Building on the project conducted with EDGE UK member MBL Ltd, our demonstration showed how their in-service Boomerang shot detection system could provide information to slew surveillance cameras automatically to the point of origin of the shot. The same information was also fed into the tactical communications network to show up as an enemy symbol on the map display in the operations room. Integration thus provided the local commander with actionable information on which to base his response.