Manfred Brunkowski from the German Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement introduced a contract recently awarded to ESG for the German P-3C Mission Support Center. Brunkowski is responsible of mission systems of the P-3.
Ingo Eickmann from ESG discussed the Mission Support Center in greater detail.
The system provides mission preparation and post-mission analysis to establish a common data base and archive. The data archives includes three classifications of information: geo (map and satellite images), object (ship or submarine information) and mission (from original task order through mission report).
The report generator can pre-fill the mission report with data, which can then be expanded upon by the crew after the mission.
The German Navy began using the preliminary systems in mid-2010, and expect final systems delivery in 2011.