The new One System’ fully supports NATO standardization agreement (STANAG) 4586, translating information from unmanned vehicles into standardized message formats that can be shared with other systems. Likewise, information can be transferred back into vehicle-specific messaging formats for seamless interoperability. Furter exploiting the potential interoperability,and QinetiQ North America are cooperating in an effort to integrate integrate the control of unmanned aerial and ground systems (UAS/UGV) in a single ground control station ( ), based on ’s One System, which is already used by the US Army and Marine Corps for the control of a number of UAS.
In the demonstration held last month, the two companies presented the potential benefits of such integration in a recent demonstration, where imagery collected by a Shadow 200 flying overhead was displayed to the TALON’s controller, offering greater situational awareness from data provided by the UAS overhead. (more details on the STANAG 4586 One System GCS)