REDLANDS, Calif., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- French company Thales is incorporating Esri of California's geospatial technology into its Comm@nder C4I systems.
Esri software will improve operational services for defense users and provide complete geospatial solutions for integrated command, control, communications, computers and intelligence systems, Esri said.
The advanced battlespace display and analysis features will provide highly accurate, shared situational awareness and better decision support tools.
With Esri technology, defense users who have little or no experience working with geospatial software will be able to exploit geospatial information from maps, imagery and sensors that commanders can then use for making decisions.
"This technical and operational partnership will truly leverage NATO and other military and commercial standards for interoperable C4I solutions for defense and security operations," said Jacques Rabain, vice president in charge of Protection Systems for Thales.
Comm@nder is the Thales family of integrated computerized C4I solutions. The suite's standardized and open architecture hosts tactical communications, network services, and operational information systems for a broad range of network-centric defense and intelligence operations at the strategic, operational and tactical levels.
Defense users in NATO and several countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East use Comm@nder for C4I applications.
Esri provides geospatial capabilities to defense and intelligence organizations worldwide, including those behind the NATO Core Geographic Services project and the US Department of Defense Commercial Joint Mapping Toolkit.