November 04, 2011 -- General Dynamics Canada and Envitia have renewed their longstanding partnership to perform ongoing research and development in next-generation tactical surveillance solutions for defence and aerospace applications.
Building on the success of a 10-year partnership, the two companies will continue working together to deliver integrated tactical data management and digital mapping solutions to defence and aerospace customers worldwide. Among the products of this partnership is General Dynamics Canada’s Tactical Integrated Sensor Information System (TISIS) which uses Envitia’s MapLink Pro to create a powerful surveillance solution for military aircraft. TISIS is currently integrated into helicopters that are part of the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program, along with other airborne global surveillance platforms worldwide.
Engineered by General Dynamics Canada, TISIS provides robust capability and flexibility to collect and present a wide range of situational awareness data gathered by the aircraft’s sensor systems. Information from radar, electro-optics, electronic support measures, acoustics and magnetic anomaly detector subsystems and other sensors is displayed on a digital map, which can be easily configured to meet the needs of mission personnel in-flight.
The capabilities of TISIS are the direct result of ongoing research, development and innovation by General Dynamics Canada. Based on commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS) components, the system collects and combines powerful information along with data management tools in a cost-effective system that is easily adapted for use on fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Envitia’s MapLink Pro is a component-based software development kit for the management and display of geospatial and live track data. It was specifically designed for application developers across the defence and security industry. MapLink Pro enables developers to quickly build high-performance mapping systems for a variety of field applications, including command control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, mission planning, simulation and training.
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Envitia is a world leader in geospatial intelligence technologies. Envitia applications and software technologies provide the highest performance solutions for the Defence, Government and major systems integrators. Our COTS software and solutions are employed globally across a wide spectrum of disciplines including environmental analysis and exploitation, data fusion and integrity, and the management of very large and disparate datasets with extreme precision. Working with partners we offer comprehensive geospatial intelligence services to operational forces.
General Dynamics Canada, a premier provider of defence electronic systems and a leading systems integrator of complete Command, Control, Communication, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions, is a part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). For information about General Dynamics Canada please go to www.gdcanada.com.