The KOFA – GIADS consortium (Cassidian and Frequentis Nachrichtentechnik GmbH) has delivered an ultramodern control and reporting center (CRC) to the German Air Force, represented by the Federal Office for Information Management and Information Technology of the Bundeswehr in Erndtebrück, Germany.
Cassidian is supplying the battlefield command and control system component, and Frequentis the new KOFA-IP IP-based voice and data communication system, which has been upgraded for secure voice operation. As a result of this delivery, all German command posts of Mission Command are now equipped with KOFA/GIADS-based technology.
This upgrade from GIADS II to GIADS III technology essentially increases the number of workstations per CRC by one third, doubles the number of radar interfaces previously supported and partially automates and extensively enhances the entire reporting system.
Cassidian GIADS air defense system processes the information about flying objects that is delivered by radar systems and presents it on the GIADS workstations. The military air situation displayed there is automatically supplemented with civil ATC data (e.g. air situation from Eurocontrol, flight schedules). Through KOFA-IP, Frequentis is expanding the GIADS CRC electronics to provide workstations optimized for IP-based voice and data communication, including a fully integrated voice recording and playback system.