Since 2002, EADS Defence & Security, through its integrated Business Unit Defence and Communications Systems (DCS), has supplied some 600 SIR systems integrated in different types of Forward Armoured Vehicles (VAB, Vehicules de l’avant blinde), 10 foot and 15 foot shelters, and AMX10 combat vehicles.
Today, the SIR has been delivered to 80 regiments and French Army training schools. The SIR technology is interoperable with the other command systems of the French Army and NATO.
“The SIR software was entirely produced by DCS, which constantly upgrades the system to satisfy the Army’s requirements. At the core of the digitisation of the battle space, this system permits fully integrated command at regiment, group, battalion, squadron and company levels.
The company is currently commissioned with the production of the SIR vehicles and the scalable maintenance of the SIR software while it is being used by the Armed Forces, and will provide SIR vehicle hardware maintenance until 2013.
Herve Guillou, President of Defence and Communications Systems, said that in d”elivering this new generation of SIR command systems, EADS Defence&Security is further reinforcing its relationship of trust with the French Ministry of Defence.