SCISYS wins prestigious research contract to integrate semi-autonomous vehicles with its vehicle-management software

26th September 2019

SCISYS has won a prestigious research contract to integrate semi-autonomous vehicles with its vehicle management software.

Armed forces are increasingly using robotic platforms. The UK MOD Defence And Security Accelerator (DASA) has funded six demonstrations of semi-autonomous “wingman” platforms to understand how such platforms can be run and exploited by vehicle and helicopter crews, forming a Man-Unmanned Team (MUM-T).

The DCE robotic platform that will be controlled using the SCISYS GVA system. IMAGE: SCISYS


SCISYS is recognised as a leader in the integration of vehicle (and vessel) equipment into a unified mission system, and is pleased that DASA have recognised that SCISYS can demonstrate the value of seamless integration onto a single display, using the MOD vehicle standard, the Generic Vehicle Architecture. The main aim of the demonstration is to understand how to minimise the work required by the operator, known as cognitive burden, while maximising the utility of the wingman.

The winning SCISYS team includes the innovative SME DCE, who are providing their flexible and inexpensive X3 robotic platform and HFE Solutions – a specialist human factors consultancy.

Andy Whitehead, SCISYS divisional director commented: “This win further demonstrates the SCISYS knowledge and position in the platform mission systems market.  We are looking forward to a successful demonstration of a fully integrated system with our partners that will minimise crew burden and maximise the tactical utility of the wingman”.

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Employing around 670 staff, SCISYS Group is a leading developer of information and communications technology services, e-business, web and mobile applications, editorial newsroom solutions and advanced technology solutions. The Company operates in a broad spectrum of market sectors, including Media & Broadcast, Space, Government and Defence and Commercial sectors. SCISYS clients are predominantly blue-chip and public-sector organisations. Customers include the Environment Agency, the Ministry of Defence, Airbus Defence & Space, Thales Alenia Space, Arqiva, Vodafone, the European Space Agency, Eumetsat, the BBC, Radio France, RTL, RNLI, Pets at Home, Siemens and the National Trust. The Company's registered office is in Dublin, with UK offices in Chippenham, Bristol, Leicester and Reading and German offices in Bochum, Dortmund, Darmstadt and Munich.