- Command, Control, Communications, Computers Intelligence
- Common Operation Pictures
- European Aeronautic Defence and Space
- Gulf Cooperation Council
- Graphical Information System
- Multilateral Interoperability Program
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization
- Recognized Air Picture
- Recognized Maritime Picture
EADS and the Ministry of Defence of the Sultanate of Oman signed a follow-on
contract to enhance the existing OFEQ2000 joint C4I system supplied by EADS. The
system is to be extended to a total of twelve headquarters with 96 workstations,
whilst also being updated and upgraded. EADS and the Sultanate of Oman continue
together the successful cooperation of recent years.
It was back in 2001 that EADS installed the OFEQ2000 joint C4I system, based on
its product JoCCIS, for the army, navy and air force of Oman. Originally the
system comprised only five headquarters and 41 workstations. Following
installation, it was successfully used for a combined exercise (Swift Sword II,
involving both Omani and British personnel).
In 2005, EADS delivered and installed a training system and also upgraded
OFEQ2000 to the present product status, which offers both English and Arabic
interfaces. Officers from the different Services have been trained on the new
training system and familiarized with the system.
The present contract will add seven HQ and 55 workstations. Also included in the
contract are an update to the latest NATO MIP (Multilateral Interoperability
Program) data model, an upgrade to Windows 2003 Server, Lotus Notes R7 and the
Graphical Information System (GIS) Version 9.1 from the ESRI company. User
management is also to be extended to include interfaces for receiving the
recognized air picture (RAP) and the recognized maritime picture (RMP) from
external systems. Finally, the present contract includes the presentation of
common operation pictures (COP, ground, air, maritime) in the situation display
plus replication of all the operational data between the individual
The enhanced system will be used in February 2007 in a joint exercise involving
all six Gulf states which are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Training of the users is currently under way on the training system that was
installed in 2005. For the purposes of the joint exercise, the OFEQ2000 system
will be installed in the relevant headquarters, on ships and in desert camps. It
is an ideal opportunity for the other interested Gulf states to experience the
capability of the EADS system in an operational environment.
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