9-Apr-2010 Source: Ness Technologies
Ness Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ and TASE: NSTC), a global provider of IT services and solutions, today announced a multi-million dollar contract with a Latin American government, to install a command and control system in military helicopters and ground command posts. This is an additional contract following the contract announced by Ness in June 2009, through which Ness is currently implementing its NessControl mobile tactical command and control system for the countryâ€™s special forces.
The new helicopter borne system will transfer information in a wide range of missions, including counter-terrorism, search and rescue, reconnaissance missions.
The system is a comprehensive tactical command and control system. It comprises an advanced, independent and fully redundant communication infrastructure which enables the real-time collection, dissemination and analysis of data among all units linked to the system. The highly versatile, integrated system handles a wide range of information, including photographs, maps, intelligence aids, text and messages, alarms, and GIS data â€“ all in real time.
â€œThis sophisticated airborne system will provide the customer with very high operational capabilities, enabling it to meet complex challenges ,â€ said Michael Zinderman, President, Ness Technologies & Systems Group (TSG). â€œThe system has a proven track record in field operations and is a critical element in the command and control of armed forces, helping the chain of command to successfully perform a wide range of missions.â€
The system provides real-time viewing of force positions and movements, leading to increased coordination among neighboring forces. During emergency conditions, when every second is critical, the system enables its users, military and special forces personnel, to take immediate control of a situation. It rapidly assesses the distance between the scene and initial responders, including the length of time it will take them to arrive and the most expeditious route. With this information, commanders can quickly create action plans, and make better, more informed decisions, adapting to the current situation.
About Ness Technologies
Ness Technologies (NASDAQ: NSTC and TASE: NSTC) is a global provider of IT and business services and solutions with specialized expertise in software product engineering; system integration, application development and consulting; and software distribution. Ness delivers its portfolio of solutions and services using a global delivery model combining offshore, near-shore and local teams. With about 7,800 employees, Ness maintains operations in 18 countries, and partners with numerous software and hardware vendors worldwide. For more information about Ness Technologies, visitÂ www.ness.com