JBC-P (Joint Battle Command - Platform)

A U.S. soldier uses the JBC-P mounted application for route planning
  • Project: JBC-P
  • Component: Joint Battle Command - Platform
  • Contractor: U.S. Army
  • Locations: Multiple Army Bases, Aberdeen MD, Huntsville, AL, Kileen, TX, NC, huntsville, AB
  • Description: TerraLens Core selected as common map engine for JBC-P, with over 130,000 FBCB2/BFT units currently fielded across the Army
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JBC-P (Joint Battle Command - Platform) Case Study

The U.S. Army Joint Battle Command-Platform (JBC-P) is the next generation of the existing Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below (FBCB2) Joint Capabilities Release. Among the key areas of improvement required are a more intuitive graphical user interface, improved display of maps and images, and increased performance.

Using technology similar to a smartphone, dismounted soldiers are able to track friendly forces and vehicles, access Mission Command applications, and input and share battlefield information such as the location of threats. Features similar to those found in commercial devices, such as touch to zoom maps and drag and drop icons, are intuitive and easy to use in the field.

Kongsberg Geospatial provided a standardized mapping engine development environment for a variety of JBC-P mobile applications. The JBC-P solution supports multiple map and data formats and maintains the high performance normally associated with faster platforms. With advanced navigation, situational awareness, and information sharing capabilities, war-fighters are able to make faster and more accurate decisions. The result is a flexible, reliable mapping engine delivered on multiple platforms including Android OS.

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