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In order to provide information with national and international reconnaissance data, the Bundeswehr receives parts of the “Coalition Shared Data” (CSD) IT equipment in a first step. The overall system of Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (Joint ISR) IT services is to be procured in four independently usable relocatable containers and made available for the spearhead of NATO VJTF 2023.

With CSD, the results from the areas of reconnaissance and military intelligence are harmonized, stored in a standardized manner and made available for display and transmission. The joint reconnaissance and surveillance process (Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, Joint ISR) for operations within NATO and the EU benefits from this.

IBM Germany was selected as the main contractor in an abbreviated process. Airbus Defense and Space, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft IOSB, Esri Deutschland, Infodas, M4Com System and Norrenbrock Technik are to be signed as major subcontractors.

The portion relevant for the NATO spearhead VJTF 2023 should be delivered by 2022. Maintenance and operational support have also been agreed for the period of use until 2024. The total package is estimated at 59.3 million euros. According to the Ministry of Defense, a further 58.1 million euros are required for the use of the systems in the following years up to 2036.

Verlegbare Datenhaltung für internationale Einsätze

After the VJTF has been deployed, the CSD system is to be expanded further in a second step. The scope and timing have not yet been published.

Gerhard Heiming