New computer user interface boosts collection of ISR data

Wednesday, 07 October, 2020

New computer user interface boosts collection of ISR data

A collaboration between defence and industry has improved the ability for analysts to search for and assimilate intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data.

The Wagardi Mission System is a new computer user interface that searches across multiple ISR databases, delivering information to the warfighter that is more complete in a reduced timeframe.

Air Marshal Warren McDonald, Chief of Joint Capabilities, said the project is an importance investment in sovereign capability.

“The Wagardi Mission System is being delivered in partnership with Leidos Australia and is part of the first tranche of Joint Project 2096 – ISR Integration. The system will improve the ability for personnel to provide complete information, in a reduced timeframe, to support operations,” said Air Marshal McDonald.

Once complete, the project will have invested around $450 million in Australian industry, providing opportunities across a number of sectors. Initial operating capability was recently declared for the Wagardi Mission System, on budget and three months ahead of schedule.

“This offers Australian industry opportunities in development and integration services, data analytics and ICT support, and includes the addition of 65 new jobs for a development and support centre,” said Air Marshal McDonald.

The word ‘Wagardi’ (meaning ‘dilly bag’) comes from the language used by the Larrakia people — the traditional custodians of the Darwin region.

Image credit: © Planet Studio

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