Australian Study/RFI re: Combat ID

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DID has quite a few readers in Australia’s defence department and related organizations. They’re looking for information, and DID’s readers may be able to help them out and share (cleared) knowledge with an ally – possibly helping their own companies in the process. Here’s the request: “The Australian Department of Defence has recently initiated Phase 2 of Project LAND 146 – Combat Identification for Land Forces in response to an Australian Government priority to provide a combat identification (CID) capability for Australian Land forces… To gain a better understanding of the technology that will form the basis of this capability, the Defence Department is conducting a market technology survey in which technology suppliers and agents are asked to provide a range of technical, human systems integration, operational employment, logistics and cost information about Terminal Air Controller (TAC)-related products and technologies.” They are looking for technologies that would serve to provide a general CID capability suitable for use in the following roles: * Air-to-surface (to identify armoured and soft-skinned vehicles and dismounted troops to fixed and rotary-wing aircraft) * Surface-to-surface (to identify all combinations of dismounted troops and vehicles, including coastal and amphibious small watercraft, to each other). * Also within […]

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