Data Management Systems (DMS)

Data Management System

The Data Management Systems (DMS) enables an aircraft to collect and present integrated tactical situational awareness data gathered by:

  • Multi-mode radars

  • Electro-optic sensors

  • Electronic support measure systems

  • Acoustic processing systems

  • Self–defence suites

  • Magnetic anomaly detector systems

  • Weapons/stores management suites

  • SATCOM systems

  • Tactical datalinks

  • Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)

  • Navigation and Flight Management Systems

Product Benefits

  • Wide-ranging tactical decision aids improve operator effectiveness and allow prompt operator response times.

  • Integrates a modern multi-sensor suite providing mission crews with "all weather, day and night target identification and classification capability".

  • An Operator Machine Interface developed with extensive mission crew involvement provides operators with ability to respond effectively to real world mission requirements.

  • A complete suite of training devices, customized to end-user needs, ensures operation and maintenance personnel are quickly prepared to use and support the system throughout its life cycle, starting from its initial deployment.


  • A flexible system architecture that can be configured to meet the constraints of functionality, packaging, weight and balance, and redundancy;

  • A mission-oriented operator interface utilizing fully programmable controls and displays;

  • Development of operator interface and toolset involved human factors engineering studies with input from operational aircrew;

  • A fully integrated tactical navigation and data processing component;

  • External interfacing using MIL-STD-1553B avionics data bus, Ethernet, ARINC 429, and Fibre Channel;

  • Expansion capability to incorporate legacy interfaces where required;

  • Operating systems supported: Windows, Solaris, and Linux, and;

  • Interoperable with other platforms through standard military and commercial data links.

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