South African Army to test Chaka C2 system

10 November 2011 (Last Updated November 10th, 2011 04:35)

The South African Army and Joint Operations (J Ops) Division is likely to test the Chaka brigade-and-below control and command (C2) system at the ongoing Exercise Ndlovu.

The South African Army and Joint Operations (J Ops) Division is likely to test the Chaka brigade-and-below control and command (C2) system at the ongoing Exercise Ndlovu.

Chaka has been designed to provide the army with a modern information and communications C2 system to support deployed brigade headquarters, battalion and company commanders, as well as location sensors.

The system, manufactured by Saab, provides enhanced situational awareness to a brigade commander for better decision-making.

Chaka has been developed based on a brigade-level war gaming solution, BattleTek, and is an expansion of the Ground Based Air Defence System.

The army has plans to procure several such systems to support three simultaneous peace support operations outside Africa and one for training exercise, according to defenceweb.com.