Elbit Systems UK to Provide TORCH-X Based Solution to Canadian Defence’s ASCCM Project


Defence Industry

Tel Aviv: The Canadian Department of National Defence has selected Elbit Systems UK to provide a TORCH-X based solution as part of the Airspace Coordination Centre Modernization (ASCCM) Project.

The project requires the delivery of a digitized information-based system for air situational awareness and enhanced airspace coordination and management into headquarters. The solution to be supplied will be provided to the Canadian Military Headquarters for both Land and Joint Command in order to support air missions and joint-task force operations.

Under the project, Elbit Systems UK will supply a joint-air version of its TORCH-X based Battle Management Application (BMA) that will provide situational awareness by constantly displaying a local or recognized air picture, thus enabling effective co-ordination of air assets into complex land and joint battlespace.

The system will be operated utilizing Elbit Systems’ E-CIXT open architecture framework that will enable connectivity to the Canadian Armed Forces’ legacy applications and tactical datalinks while also allowing future integration of new applications in support of the Canadian Armed Forces digital transformation plan.

According to Elbit systems, Torch-X Air enables commanders to plan, evaluate and conduct strategic and operational plans and missions and creates an integrated Aerial Common Operational Picture (ACOP). The system creates a unified situation picture for all aircraft participants based on the different sensors integrated into the system (e.g. EO/IR imagery sensors, RADAR, SIGINT, COMINT, and other applicable sensors) and from other sources and external systems, supporting decision making as well as real-time operation while optimizing resource usage and improving force agility, effectiveness and overall mission accomplishment.

The situational awareness system is designed to support the operational process through all stages including:

  • Local Air Picture (LAP)
  • Recognized Air Picture compilation and sharing
  • Tactical airspace monitoring and coordination
  • Mission planning
  • Mission execution
  • Post mission analysis

The system’s overall architecture is a flexible and modular composition of the sensor interfaces and the communication, hardware and software elements.