For the fourteenth time the JASMINE System of Systems has been successful at all command and communication levels during the NATO’s largest Coalition Warrior Interoperability eXploration, eXperimentation, eXamination eXercise (CWIX) 2021

The exercise was held June 7-25 during the above-mentioned important allied military event in which the group of our engineers (once again the Polish group was the most numerous) and a wide range of JASMINE solutions (again the largest among domestic military technology products) for the fourteenth time (also record-breaking regarding the national producers) took an active and wide-ranging participation. The effective presence of our specialists in each subsequent exercise of NATO CWIX has always been an invaluable opportunity in terms of gaining and sharing knowledge, new experiences and conclusions for the continuous development of the JASMINE System of Systems.

During the CWIX 2021, all JASMINEs solutions/systems once again passed positively the planned tests (there were over 500 of them, which accounts for nearly 50% of all tests involving Polish systems in the field of C3I systems). What is more, they succeeded in many specialized-dedicated areas of interest of the NATO CWIX exercise (the so-called Focus Areas). The tests included: MIP (Multilateral Interoperability Programme), Land, FFT (Friendly Force Tracking), Comms (Communications), Maritime, TDL (Tactical Data Links), LOG (Logistics - Medical - Movement & Transportation) and MandS (Modeling & Simulation). The main products of the latest generation which were tested are following:

  • HMS JASMINE - Headquarters Management System for Operational and Tactical Level, composed of the following military technology products which were developed and made entirely in Poland and are implemented in the Polish Armed Forces in a wide scope: JASMINE ICT Node as hardware and HMS C3IS JASMINE software which is a core component of C3IS JASMINE and includes the most important functionalities of the other and following software/systems);
  • BMS JASMINE Battlefield Management System for Battalion, Company, Platoon & Section, also consisting of the following national, fully developed and one of the most modern solutions in the world: on-board ICT node and BMS C3IS JASMINE (software of the C3IS JASMINE system). The primary characteristic of this system is its unification with the above-mentioned HMS JASMINE used by Polish Armed Forces;
  • JFSS JASMINE - also the only solution of its kind designed and created entirely in Poland, Data Exchange System for Combined Fire Support, including Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC), which consist of, among others: Combat IDentification Server CID JASMINE and C3IS JASMINE software - JFSS C3IS JASMINE. The primary characteristic of this solution is also a large unification with HMS JASMINE and possession of the same C3I software;
  • DSS JASMINE - also the only solution of its kind created in Poland for Dismounted Soldier composed mainly of personal ICT node and C3IS JASMINE software - DSS C3IS JASMINE. This solution is designed for the lowest level in the chain of command and is also distinguished by unification/full consistency with all of the above-mentioned JASMINE platform systems.

The above-mentioned solutions also include BFT C3IS JASMINE - BFT (Blue Force Tracking) functionality, which is one of the basic capabilities of the systems included in the C3IS JASMINE (also HMS C3IS JASMINE). It ensures automated tracking of the position of own troops (especially at the tactical level and depending on operational needs) to operation mainly on mobile positions/command points. This functionality has been used, tested and developed for many years in many international interoperability exercises, including mobile tests during the NATOs CWIX.

In the CWIX 2021 NATO exercise, the above-mentioned JASMINE platform solutions were extensively used and tested in the coalition environment in the following areas:

  1. Bilateral MIP 4 tests in which HMS C3IS JASMINE, as the only Polish system, passed 100% examinations for compliance with the latest version of this standard - MIP 4.3.1, and thus showed readiness for further development in this area.
  2. Cross Domain Transfer - transmitting information between the explicit and implicit network with the use of dedicated diodes.
  3. Scenario, in which participated systems of several countries, including HMS JASMINE (with JASMINE ICT Node and HMS C3IS JASMINE software), which was successfully tested as a part of the widely developed MIP standard.
  4. Functional, in which once again HMS JASMINE, BMS JASMINE, JFSS JASMINE and DSS JASMINE solutions were successfully tested in terms of interoperability in the following main areas:
  • MIP (standardized exchange and operational data storage for systems operating on various database models);
  • Land (performing a group of tests in the field of cooperation, information exchange and conducting operations in cooperation with systems of land forces);
  • FFT (information exchange about position of own and allied troops);
  • Comms (data and voice exchange in tactical networks and with the use of various types of radio communication means);
  • Maritime (cooperation, information exchange and performing operations in cooperation with the naval forces);
  • TDL (exchange/obtaining tactical information from all available elements of the battlefield, e.g. radars, sonars, as well as identification and observation systems);
  • LOG (data exchange and storage on: logistic and medical resources as well as information on troops movement and transport);
  • MandS (simulation systems, providing an environment to play out multi-level distributed exercises, training and creating the combined activities).

The tests have proved a positive verification of new abilities of implemented interoperability standards, which significantly enrich the set of C3IS JASMINE services in the field of data exchange and visualization of the land, air and maritime situation, as well as data exchange between NATO systems and other allied countries, along with building operational awareness.

Research on interoperability standards has been conducted in the scope of: MIP 4.3.1 & 3.1, ADatP-37 (CID Server), ADatP-36 (FFI-MTF), FFT - Friendly Force Tracking (including: FFI - Friendly Force Identification and NFFI - NATO Friendly Force Information), ADatP-3 (including: ACO - Airspace Control Order and NAVSITREP - Naval Situation Report), RAP (Recognized Air Picture), RMP (Recognized Maritime Picture), VMF (including DACAS - Digitally Aided Close Air Support, namely ECP1 and ECP2), Link 16 (JREAP-C), OTH-GOLD (CTC/XCTC reports and JUNIT), LOGFAS 6.5 (Force Profiles & Holdings), JDSS 1.1 (Joint Dismounted Soldier System - in the area of Casevac and GetInfo message tests), HLA (in the latest, NATO-based HLA1516e version), NVG (also in the latest NVG 2.0.2 and 1.5 version), APP-11 (D), WMS (Web Map Service), WFS (Web Feature Service), APP-6C and BRM - Battlefield Replication Mechanism (an innovative and unique protocol of the RRM class - Radio Replication Mechanism - developed and expanded entirely by TELDAT).

The above tests were performed in terms of exchanging data with national and allied land, air and navy systems (including NATO, which are at the disposal of e.g. the USA, Spain, Norway, Germany, Romania, Denmark, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Slovenia and Portugal).

  1. Mobile, carried out in the so-called Communications Focus Area, in which again, HMS JASMINE, BMS JASMINE, JFSS JASMINE and DSS JASMINE have been successfully used (also checked and verified) in the dynamic operation of the exercise (most of them as the only products of this class have been used since 2012). As a result of the tests, these products confirmed, among others, ability to:
  • integrate and cooperate with other, national and allied, command, support of military operations, communication, reconnaissance and simulation and training systems;
  • BFT (Blue Force Tracking) capabilities with the practical use of radio communication means (e.g. used in the Armed Forces of the Republic of Poland) and the above-mentioned BRM protocol;
  • implement JDSS (Joint Dismounted Soldier System) standard, which is gaining popularity in this area of testing every year.