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ESG has been a leading German company for the development and integration of IT and electronic systems for armed forces, public authorities, and the aviation, defence and automotive industries worldwide for nearly 50 years.

The firm's logistics services ensure that these systems remain available and efficient when in operation. With a total of 1,600 employees, ESG has its headquarters in Germany and offices across Europe and worldwide.

ESG has considerable expertise in designing, developing, integrating and supporting complex and security-critical IT systems. Its portfolio ranges from command and control systems to solutions for logistic support and cyber security and intelligence.

Solution suite for tailored command and control systems

ESG's TARANIS® network-enabled solution suite provides tailored command and control systems for all levels of command, from operational headquarters right down to individual soldiers.

It also makes a significant contribution to improving situational awareness and accelerating decision-making processes.

All TARANIS solutions are configured according to customer specifications by expanding the core system with appropriate modules, and they are also fully compatible with each other.

Web-based command and control solutions

TARANIS Theatre is a web-based command and control solution for higher command levels.

It is designed for use both in stationary command posts in the homeland as well as in mobile command posts in operation areas, and ensures a seamless connection to command levels in Nato and allied forces.

TARANIS Theatre offers access to a variety of information sources through a web portal. The modular structure allows easy integration of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), military-off-the-shelf (MOTS), and Nato-off-the-shelf (NOTS) solutions. This makes it possible to continue to use existing solutions cost-effectively on a modern infrastructure.

The solution is highly flexible, allowing command post workstations to be centrally configured and activated, with only thin clients required as hardware.

Any available service can be accessed via the web portal. For example, map / situation picture, chats, document management, reporting, and logistics functions.

The integrated information mediation service (IMS) module uses multilateral interoperability programme (MIP) baseline (BL) 2, MIP BL 3.1, Nato vector graphics (NVG), and alternate development and exchange method (ADEM) standards to simultaneously connect to multiple command and control systems of other nations and organisations.

Tactical control system for middle military command levels

TARANIS Battlefield is a tactical command and control system for middle military command levels.

With its flexible configuration options, it is ideal for use not only in spacious indoor command posts, but also in cramped wheeled and tracked vehicles, as well as by individual dismounted soldiers.
Thanks to its intuitive user interface featuring large buttons and clear display elements, TARANIS Battlefield is especially suited for use in time-critical combat situations in which the user is under considerable stress.

As a highly flexible system, TARANIS Battlefield meets the challenge of quickly changing chains of command. It can be adapted by the user to match any organisational structure even during running operation.

TARANIS Battlefield supports a variety of different communication technologies, from high frequency (HF) and ultra high frequency (UHF) to satellite communications.

Even with narrowband connections (for example those used for very high frequency devices), the system ensures real-time information transfer between users.

High-quality, near-realtime tactical images or videos, along with a variety of map information, are essential in ensuring full situational awareness.

TARANIS Battlefield gives users a level-appropriate, realtime-capable, role-specific situation picture based on geo-located data.

To connect with international command and control systems, the interoperability module follows the Nato STANAG 2245 standard. In addition, TARANIS Battlefield supports the Nato Friendly Forces Information (NFFI), Nato Vector Graphics (NVG), MIP Baseline 2 and MIP Baseline 3 standards for information exchange with other armed forces.

Solution for lower tactical command levels

TARANIS Soldier is a solution for lower tactical command levels in highly mobile operations.

It is designed for use by individual soldiers in mission areas and provides a seamless connection to the next command level.

TARANIS Soldier works with smartphones and tablets that run on iOS, Android and Blackberry 10 operating systems, giving dismounted soldiers optimal connectivity to their command with minimal weight and long battery life.

By default, TARANIS Soldier uses global system for mobile communication (GSM) networks for communication, so even future technologies, such as highly mobile cellular networks, are already supported.

However, the solution can also be used with any internet protocol (IP) radio devices. The system thus allows foot patrols within a locality to connect quickly to their vehicles and the long-range communication equipment located inside with TARANIS® Battlefield and the corresponding communication equipment (HF, VHF, satellite, etc).

TARANIS Soldier shows dismounted troops their current location on a digital map, an overview of other troop units in the area as well as tactical symbols, and chats and messages.

Easy configuration allows users to define virtual radio communication circuits. Therefore multiple separate virtual networks can be managed on the same infrastructure and direct access is only given to the participants that are required for a specific mission.

Communication outside these virtual radio circuits is also possible.

IT solutions for logistic support

ESG's modular suite of IT solutions for logistic support supports key supply chain processes, ranging from the introduction and technical documentation of equipment; the codification of articles, equipment and material; to asset and maintenance management.

All of the firm's solutions can be used in conjunction with existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, such as systems applications products (SAP), and other logistics systems.

N-CORE is the worldwide leading solution for the codification of military material in accordance with the international codification standards of NATO ACodP-1.

It is designed for use at National Codification Bureaus in NATO, TIER 2 and TIER 1 countries.

QuILS and APART are solutions for Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETP) according to ASD Spec S1000D und S2000M.
These user-friendly authoring and retrieval systems provide centralised control and decentralised processing for material maintenance.

Implementation of holistic mobile IT solutions for military customers

ESG's integration AND services team is specialised in joining different modules together to make a reliable complete system.
The firm successfully implements individual holistic mobile IT solutions for military customers, as well as establishes logistic supportability and provides lifecycle support.

As part of the company's service portfolio it integrate deployment systems into complete systems, builds transportable and modular container systems, implements training / reference systems and develop concepts for initial training and execute squad training for operators and maintenance staff.

ESG also plans and develops logistic concepts, generates interactive electronic technical documentation (IETD) in accordance with the ASD/AIA S1000D and S2000M specifications, and provides technical and logistic support for systems during their service life.

Contact Details

ESG Elektroniksystem-und Logistik-GmbH
Livry-Gargan-Straße 6
82256 Fuerstenfeldbruck
+49 89 9216 0
+49 89 9216 2631

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TARANIS® Battlefield 12 February 2014 TARANIS® Battlefield is a highly flexible battle management system used in stationary and mobile command posts, vehicles and by dismounted soldiers.


ESG - Dedicated to Solutions 13 September 2012 Services related to the development, integration and operation of complex electronic and IT systems are ESG's trademark.

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