Terma has confirmed the update to the C-Flex Mission System on the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) to the Royal Australian Navy, the newest member of the C-Series family C-Flex PATROL.
The C-Flex PATROL Mission System encompasses a completely redesigned user interface that provides a modern and very intuitive user experience relieving operator workload.
The Royal Australian Navy will be the fourth navy to operate the C-Flex PATROL Mission System. System update and associated training will be coordinated by Jenkins Engineering Defense Systems, Terma’s local service partner.
A primary mission for the MV Sycamore is to conduct operational aviation/helicopter training by and for RAN. Consequently, the MV Sycamore is equipped with a helicopter mission control system from Terma that comprises the SCANTER 6002 Air and Surface Surveillance radar with IFF and the C-Flex PATROL Mission System.
The C-Flex PATROL Mission System is located in the aviation control room from where the operator is presented with the situation awareness based on data from the SCANTER 6002 radar and the IFF. These data are correlated and fused into a layered situation picture with sea chart, track overlay, crisp-clear radar video overlay as well as graphical overlays, routes, helicopter approach patterns, etc., allowing for the operator to concentrate on making decisions and commanding the helicopter in the specific operation.
SMART Displays enables remote role-specific operation of the mission system from the wheelhouse and helicopter control rooms without the need for a full operator position.
The C-Flex PATROL Mission System is derived from Terma’s proven C-Flex Combat Management System, supplied fleetwide for the Royal Danish Navy (OPVs and Frigates) and for several other navies, such as the Romanian Navy, Royal Brunei Navy, and the Royal Thai Navy.
Rather than providing Combat Management, the C-Flex PATROL Mission System provides a mission-oriented command and control solution enabling commercial-, coast guard- and naval vessels to conduct efficient missions within search & rescue, surveillance, law enforcement, and deterrence.