The NCI Agency C2 Service Line is leading the acquisition and support of NATO's new Land Command & Control (C2) system, known as the Land C2 Information System (LC2IS).
The software provides a suite of Functional Services to operational staffs to support the planning, execution and the assessment of land-based operations and is the primary tool for any land mission to:
- Enable and improve the effective Command & Control of NATO Land Forces;
- Support NATO commanders in their decision making process;
- Improve information exchange: horizontally within the Land Headquarters and with other components; vertically through the chain of command.
LC2IS interfaces with other NATO Functional services and National Land C2IS enabling the sharing and exchange of mission critical information to build the Recognised Ground Picture and enrich the Common Operational Picture.
The programme is structured as a series of increments – 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0. The initial increment, v1.0 was formally accepted on 24 April when the Investment Committee approved the Joint Formal Acceptance Inspection Report. This was the result of significant team work between Agency staff across The Hague, Brussels, Mons and the Sectors and required the team to document work from the former Agencies over the past five years including extensive hardware deliveries of 82 servers across 12 sites. This was made particularly challenging as none of the original staff remain on the project.