Systematic is opening a subsidiary in Cologne, Germany to expand its outreach in the German and Central European markets. Systematic is an international IT company and one of the world’s fastest growing providers of military interoperability solutions and command-and-control off-the-shelf software products. This important extension of Systematic’s global network optimises customer support in the region and also enhances our understanding of the German Armed Forces operational processes.

Systematic CEO Michael Holm said: "The opening of the subsidiary underlines our commitment towards our important customers in Germany and Central Europe and ensures that we are able to deliver the same reliable partner services in the region as we do for many other nations in the mission-critical area of command-and-control solutions."

Located in Cologne, the office is permanently manned by German employees. The subsidiary is headed by the newly appointed vice-president Business Development Central Europe, Sven Trusch. After his period of service as an officer in the German Army, including deployment in several NATO missions, Sven gained experience in the international defence and security IT business. Sven is overall responsible for the German and Central European market and will add his valuable operational experience to the Systematic product suite for future missions.

Systematic SitaWare Headquarters, the modular and scalable software suite for military operations, is already operational in the German ‘Einsatzführungskommando’ in Potsdam and will also be part of the new joint command & control system, which is currently developed under the ‘HaFIS’ programme.