In the field zone

DSEI 2017
ExCel London
A demonstration of how our sensors, analytics,  secure networks , wearable technology and unmanned land vehicles work together seamlessly to provide a clearer picture of what is taking place in the field.

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Product List

  • 1 - Ironclad 2
  • 2 - Ruggedized intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (RISR) station
  • 3 - Lead exploitation intelligence (LEXI) software suite
  • 4 - Tactical hotspot™
  • 5 - Distributed sensor and effector networks
  • 6 - Broadsword® Spine®


1- Ironclad 2

Ironclad 2 is an autonomous all-terrain Unmanned Ground Vehicle which provides a highly mobile and survivable ground support capability to the armed forces.

It is a versatile and modular platform capable of mounting a multitude of different mission fits for roles such as logistic support, reconnaissance, urban operations and force protection.

Ironclad 2 is capable of maintaining operational tempo in hostile, complex and contested environments and is survivable to STANAG 4569 level 1 – the NATO agreement covering the standards for protection levels. It is designed as an autonomous or remotely operated platform with flexibility in mind: small enough to be transportable without the need for a trailer, but powerful enough to transport up to 500kg of equipment. 


2 - Ruggedized Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (RISR) Station

The Ruggedized Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (RISR) station provides tactical intelligence professionals at the edge of the battlefield access to tools and information that previously had only been available at fixed-site intelligence centers.  By merging mobile processing, the ability to reach back through disadvantaged networks, and hosting standard ISR applications- forward deployed intelligence teams can now support near-real-time decision making instead of depending on organizations far removed from the local situation.  RISR ensures that intelligence can be monitored, analyzed, and shared from a variety of current sensors. The system supports modules for EO/IR analysis, tactical SIGINT analysis, and full-motion video analysis. It can be configured with commercial and government off-the-shelf applications to support specific mission needs. Every RISR has the ability to rapidly deploy, connect with organic sensors, and evaluate and disseminate intelligence with other local users and the intelligence enterprise.


3 - Lead Exploitation Intelligence (LEXI) Software Suite

The Lead Exploitation Intelligence (LEXI) software suite offers open data architecture, proven multi-INT data analytics, and an intuitive visualization framework that supports disconnected, intermittent, and limited communications. It allows intelligence professionals to access and evaluate a broad range of data from various sources using the communication and network resources available. This modern application enables users to discover, understand, and act upon the knowledge hidden in the massive streams of collected intelligence and distributed data stores. With LEXI, users can synchronize relevant data with tablets and other mobile devices. These devices can be taken on missions to collect and process additional data and upon their return, can synchronize again to share new information up and down the chain of command to those that need to know.


4 - Tactical Hotspot™

The Tactical Hotspot™ vehicle provides a mobile and protected tactical trunk network capable of carrying voice and information services from operational headquarters to the tactical edge. Developed through collaboration between the Army and industry, these platforms will be ready for exercise in the UK from October 2017 onwards.
Their purpose is to help the STRIKE Experimentation Group establish the communication and information requirements for the Army’s new Medium Force. The Tactical Hotspot™ capability can support the network needs of a diverse range of users from those in deployed headquarters to individual platforms and the dismounted soldier. It has Falcon’s core broadband backbone with Bowman radios and SATCOM on the Move. These are fully integrated and interoperable.
BAE Systems have enhanced these in-service solutions with 4G LTE, WIFI and Tactical Data Link capability. These offer the end user a choice of mobile and at halt bearer-types providing resilient connectivity. The Tactical Hotspot™ capability is designed to offer superior situational awareness at reach. The mobile and protected platforms extend the broadband services available to war fighters in the future, enabling rich information services in Land Environment tactical deployed space.


5 - Distributed sensor and effector networks

AR Display Concept Demonstrator is an optical, head-worn see-through display system that mimics a pair of glasses. The advanced prototype combines our revolutionary waveguide know how, world-leading
helmet-mounted display capabilities and personal equipment technologies to create a high-performing system with a low-profile design. Without the use of a helmet, the lightweight display provides the user with an augmented reality view that improves situational awareness in the battlespace.
With the incorporation of free-space tracking technology, the user can view important information such as blue/red force tracking, targeting cues, mission information and sensor video. The system provides the feel of a regular pair of glasses with a comfortable fit, while the collimated display allows for easy viewing and reduced eye fatigue. AR Display Concept Demonstrator provides the warfighter with a step change in capability, without the mission overhead.
BMA Prototype, forms part of a suite of applications that will seamlessly connect and facilitate battlespace management and mission planning across the battlefield between warfighter, vehicle, base and HQ. BAE Systems’ battlefield management architecture enables the intelligent management of information with role related data filtering, enhancing situational awareness and decision making.
The architecture is modular and scalable allowing for easy integration with existing battlefield management and communication systems. The intuitive user interfaces provide a common style across applications with intelligent capabilities such as our 3D mapping, task planning and GPS denied asset tracking technologies that work to reduce workload. The architecture can integrate data communication, such as AR display (like AR Display Concept Demonstrator) and tactical user devices with Broadsword® Spine® e-textile; on top of this the technology provides expansion capability for wireless video links, UXV control, UXV and weapon sight video distribution, GPSD location tracking, tactical data links as well as user app development.


6 - Broadsword® Spine®

The Broadsword® Spine® revolutionary e-textile garment insert delivers power and data connectivity through a combined management system. Woven from conductive yarns, its e-textile creates a patented fabric power and data distribution network that conforms to the new Generic Soldier Architecture.  The Spine® solution is for professions that benefit from connected electronic equipment on their clothing such as armed forces, fire and rescue services, and law enforcement.