Hexagon’s Luciad adopted by DTS as standard platform for developing new Chilean defense systems
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 4 August 2022
Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division today announced Technology Development and Systems (DTS), a subsidiary of the National Aeronautical Company of Chile (ENAER), has selected Luciad as the standard platform for the development of a new generation of defense systems for the Chilean Armed Forces, including two command-and-control systems for the new Pillán II aircraft.
After rigorous technical evaluations, DTS selected Luciad from among other solutions in the Defense industry as the standard for new systems. Luciad is a developer platform used by militaries around the world for creating custom high-performance, mission-critical geospatial solutions. It enables greater situational awareness through 2D and 3D visualization of large amounts of static, dynamic and real-time data.
DTS has begun using Luciad for a combat and tactical control system, which will debut during Salitre 2022, a military exercise happening later this year with participation from multiple nations. DTS is also using Luciad as the basis for the Mission Planning System (MPS) and Tracking System (TRK) that will equip the new Pillán II aircraft.
“We are proud to support DTS in the development of new defense systems for the Chilean Armed Forces,” said Sergio Nunes, senior vice president of Hexagon’s Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division for Latin America. “This partnership represents Hexagon’s commitment to defense and security in Latin America and strengthens our leadership in providing geospatial solutions for mission-critical environments, where robustness, interoperability and high performance are essential.”
Hexagon’s Luciad software is widely used by systems integrators and defense organizations around the world, including NATO and its members, Brazilian defense agencies and the defense ministries of Colombia and Mexico, for the development of command-and-control systems, air defense, border surveillance, combat systems, GEOINT and more.
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National Aeronautical Company of Chile and a Chilean company founded on March 16, 1984, dependent on FACh (Chilean Air Force). Its main activities are maintenance of military and civil aircraft, production of aircraft and aircraft parts. ENAER is in charge of manufacturing the two-seater propeller plane T-35 Pillán and has cooperation agreements with the company CASA and Embraer.
A subsidiary of ENAER, Technology Development and Systems (DTS) is a Chilean company, created in 1991, a leader in the provision of services and in the development of integration of technologies and systems. With more than 30 years of experience in the national and international market, DTS has as mission to develop solutions for Defense and Civil industry.