BAE Systems is Australia’s largest defence contractor,
and the only Australian-owned major defence prime contractor. BAE Systems operates
in all mainland Australian states and territories, as well as New Zealand,
Fiji and the Philippines, and has close, mature links with US and European
BAE Systems develops, supplies and installs systems involved in surveillance,
reconnaissance, electronic warfare, simulation, hydrography and information
and computer security. BAE Systems builds, supports and maintains warships
and armoured vehicles, provides civilian support for defence facilities,
designs, integrates and installs aircraft systems, and is involved in high
technology joint ventures in over-the-horizon radar, large-scale software
systems engineering, and naval architecture and ship design.
The Electronic Systems Division of BAE Systems is the pre-eminent
supplier to Australian and International Defence customers of advanced
technology products and engineering services. Their specialist areas include
systems engineering and integration, design, development, installation,
test, manufacture and ILS/LSA in the fields of electronics, simulation,
software, electro-optical, mechanical and aeronautical systems.
BAE Systems Simulation Group is currently directly involved in a number
of streams of SEDRIS activity.
- The first is the straightforward generation of SEDRIS format terrain
databases for Australian and international customers. BAE Systems uses the Terrex
toolset to convert existing OpenFlight databases to SEDRIS and to provide
new terrain databases in SEDRIS format.
- The second, and more significant, SEDRIS activity revolves around the
Joint Synthetic Environment (JSE) project for the Australian Defence Simulation
Office (ADSO). BAE Systems has the lead role in the specification of the Australian
JSE and is actively promoting the use of SEDRIS as the interchange format
for simulator environmental and geospatial data.
- The third activity is the Geospatial Requirements for Defence Simulation
consultancy currently being undertaken by BAE Systems on behalf of ADSO. The
project aims to specify the product, coverage and attribution
requirements for geospatial data that may be used in simulation applications.
The SEDRIS extensions to the DIGEST FACC attribute encoding scheme have
proved useful in the specification of attribute requirements.
- The Simulation Group also works closely with the Australian Government
Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and many other Australian
defence offices. Many of their contracts have a need for a transmittal format
and the promotion of the use of SEDRIS within the Australian defence community
would benefit all stakeholders.
Last updated: June 30, 2008