The company which supplied much of
the Blue Force and Movement Tracking add-ons for the US Army FBCB2
system currently operational in Iraq, is developing an extension
which can cover British Army Bowman tactical communications program.
The integrated system, utilizing commercial L-band satellite
communications, will provide integrated situational awareness
picture for the two armies and reducing the risk of fratricide. Each
army is responsible for the generation of its situational picture.
The two pictures are then combined into common operating picture
which can be displayed back at the individual vehicle level, showing
all coalition friendly forces. Similar integration is planned
between US and Republic of Korea forces.
21, 2006: Comtec receives $2.7 Million order for FBCB2 related