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Battle Management System - Verification & Validation Support

Battle Management System - Verification & Validation Support

Nova Systems was contracted by Elbit Systems of Australia to execute the Battle Management System (BMS) Verification and Validation (V&V) program to network the Australian Army Command and Control capability. This was Elbit Systems first major programme in Australia and required a highly capable partner to ensure they verified of all of the Army’s requirements.

Nova Systems planned managed and executed Elbit Systems’ Acceptance Test and Evaluation (AT&E) programme in consultation with the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) Project Office and the Land Engineering Agency. The AT&E program was a comprehensive verification of the BMS mounted system installed on six vehicle types and two dismounted systems requirements including communication, networking, application, interoperability, environmental, electrical, structural and human factors.

The BMS integrated platforms successfully achieved Design Acceptance and Certification. Elbit Systems and DMO were especially impressed with the BMS model developed to verify Electronic Environmental Effects (E3) saving over 800 planned hours in an E3 chamber. The DMO uses the AT&E documentation developed by Nova Systems as exemplars for other Land programmes. Elbit Systems directly credited Nova Systems AT&E programme as key to meeting its first critical milestone to provide the Army networked platforms for Operational Test & Evaluation at exercise Talisman Sabre 2011, seven months after Critical Design review.

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Bret Barton

General Manager – Integrated Solutions

Bret is responsible for building and governing the Integrated Systems Business Unit encompassing the ...

Bret is responsible for building and governing the Integrated Systems Business Unit encompassing the:

– Transport Program (rail, roads, ports, infrastructure),
– Oil/Gas and Utilities Program and
– Land and Protective Services Program (Defence and civilian vehicles and services)

Bret has been a Manager at Nova for 10 years and spent over 20 years working with Canadian, United States and Australian Air Forces. Bret additionally consults and instructs to industry in engineering and business systems.

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Ian Lawrence

Program Manager - Land & Emergency Services

Based in Canberra, Ian is responsible for the Nova Systems Land, Explosives Ordnance and Emergency Services Program. ...

Based in Canberra, Ian is responsible for the Nova Systems Land, Explosives Ordnance and Emergency Services Program. The program is responsible for client relationships, capture management and service delivery. Ian began his employment at Nova Systems as a Senior Systems Engineer Consultant in 2012 working predominantly in the Land domain. Ian took over the role of Program Manager mid-2012. Prior to this Ian served with both the Australian and British Armies completing over 25 years as a Communications Engineering Officer.

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Nick Kemp

Chief Capability Officer

Reporting to the CEO, Nick is responsible for the leadership and management of Nova’s Capabilities comprising...

Reporting to the CEO, Nick is responsible for the leadership and management of Nova’s Capabilities comprising staff competencies, Intellectual Property, innovation and training. In this capacity, Nick works across the Australia and New Zealand business and is responsible for implementing Nova’s global capability framework.  Nick is an accomplished business leader with over 30 years’ experience across the defence, rail, utilities, medical device and civil aerospace sectors.

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