WARSAW (Agencies): Poland successfully showcases the compatibility of its Topaz integrated combat management system (ICMS) with US artillery command-and-control systems. During trials at Poland’s War Studies University in Rembertów from 7 to 21 July, Topaz was seamlessly integrated into the Artillery Systems Cooperation Activities (ASCA) interface.
To become a part of ASCA, Poland was required to demonstrate that its national ICMS could effectively connect and transfer commands with other program members using the ASCA interface. Sponsored by the United States to join ASCA, Poland conducted tests to assess the interoperability of Topaz with the US Army’s Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS). Over 200 tests and 160 simulated joint fire missions were successfully conducted during the trials.
The certification of Topaz paves the way for the integration of the US-made International Field Artillery Tactical Data System – Poland (IFATDS-PL) into the Polish Army’s artillery automated command-and-control systems. The IFATDS-PL was delivered alongside Poland’s first High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) divisional fire module.
This achievement marks a significant step forward in enhancing military cooperation between Poland and the US, ensuring seamless coordination and communication in artillery operations. The successful interoperability of these advanced command-and-control systems will further strengthen Poland’s artillery capabilities.