in Defence / Events

Systematic opens Asia Pacific HQ in Australia

Posted 22 February 2022 · Add Comment

The company behind the Battle Management System used by the Australian Army, US Army and New Zealand Defence Force and more than 30 other countries, Systematic, opened its Asia Pacific headquarters today, as the company commits to interoperability between Australia and its allies.

Above: (left to right) Founder & CEO, Michael Holm, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja and Vice President AsiaPacific Region, David Horton.

Courtesy Systematic

The Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Zed Seselja, joined Denmark's ambassador to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, Pernille Dahler Kardel, the founder of Systematic, Michael Holm (flying in for the occasion from Denmark), along with the company’s global head of product development, Henrik Messell, also from Denmark and the global head of defence business development, Andrew Graham, from the UK.

Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, who cut the ribbon for the occasion, said that Canberra is the natural home for innovative defence industry professionals, with a large and vibrant defence industry community.

"Canberra is very much the heart of our defence industry, where people every day are doing practical, technical work that builds on our important strategic role in the region, so it's very welcome to see another leader in this space open their doors here."

"And, of course, as the home to our international and diplomatic services, Canberra is also the central hub of collaboration between Australia and other nations."

Systematic - which supplies Command-and-Control (C2) software - saw its flagship suite, SitaWare, adopted as the Australian Army’s interim Battle Management System on 16th April, 2021.

Since then, SitaWare proved to be interoperable with Australia’s force and its allies at the Joint Warfighting Assessment in Colorado in June 2021. Elements of the Australian Army, the US Army and the British Army shared a common operating picture (COP) across the battlespace, thanks to the SitaWare BMS.

In the same way, SitaWare was used for C2 by the Australian Army, Navy and Airforce at the HQ level at the Talisman Sabre 21 exercise.

Mr Graham said, for the many nations facing an ever increasing range of sophisticated threats: “SitaWare is enabling defence forces to work together, becoming more than the sum of their parts. The platform allows nations, big or small, to fully connect, combine their strength and deter adversaries. This is as important for Australia as it is for nations across the globe.”

David Horton, the Vice President for Asia Pacific Region said: “With a strong coalition of like-minded nations working together, we can maintain a peaceful Asia-Pacific. Australia is well-placed to play a lead role. And for that, we need a common operating picture.”

“Systematic is committed to Asia Pacific as Australia plays that role. With offices in Brisbane, Canberra, along with Wellington and Papakura in New Zealand, we offer a strong team of engineers, technical experts and support staff for the region. It shows we are backing the Defence leadership in Australia and New Zealand — as well as our warfighters.”

Global CEO, Michael Holm strongly supports the plan to strengthen alliances in the region: “We are here for the long run. We’re determined to provide the interoperability that make our alliances real.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Latest News

Serco acquires Sapienza

Serco Group plc has entered into an agreement to acquire Sapienza Group, from TP Group plc, to expand its offering to the European space sector.

Menzies Aviation renews Air Canada contract at Heathrow

Menzies Aviation today announced it has renewed a significant ground services contract with Air Canada at Heathrow Airport (LHR) and won new business at Copenhagen Airport (CPH).

Views sought to boost security of UK data centres and cloud services

Looking to strengthen security and resilience of UK’s data infrastructure to protect against outages and national security threats, the Government has announced it is seeking views on how to boost the security and resilience of

UK Government to host AFF22 onboard HMS Prince of Wales in New York

On 28th-29th September, the UK Government will host the Atlantic Future Forum (AFF22) on the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales in New York, bringing together senior politicians, policymakers, military leaders, academia, business

Stay ahead of the airplane

Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at EU Automation, looks at ways of stepping up to the challenges currently facing aerospace supply chains.

Airbus launches UK ZEDC

Airbus is strengthening its presence in the UK with the launch of a Zero Emission Development Centre (ZEDC) for hydrogen technologies, to be based in Filton, Bristol.

Future Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems
See us at
Advanced Engin BT2504031122Future Arm Vehicles Active Protection Systems BTFuture Armoured Vehicles Weapon Systems BTDVD BT2704220922Future Arm Vehicles Power Systems BT