VCSi's major enhancements include: Multi-Vehicle: Control interfaces to allow for true 1:n control of dissimilar vehicles anywhere on earth; Intuitive: Lockheed Martin further advanced its fly-by-mouse interface to enable easier training and reduce operator/analyst task loads; Affordable: Priced competitively with all unmanned systems in mind, customers can buy essential modules for their mission set; Modular: Offers a robust plug-in architecture, which allows for custom content to be added by the user or selected from pre-existing modules; International: Commercial software, made in Canada and free of export restrictions; VCSi is designed around the NATO Standardization Agreement
known as STANAG 4586, which supports unmanned vehicle interoperability.
A NATO standardization agreement
provides a single standard to assist nations in increasing interoperability, but countries may implement this standard differently.
During the most recent Company A field rotation to Germany, the observer-coach trainer team suggested that a NATO standardization agreement
be used to report obstacle construction to the leaders of an allied brigade.
The OSGCS is NATO Standardization Agreement
4586 compliant, which implies that it enables interoperability among international military forces by supporting the operation of numerous different unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) used by allied forces.
The SNR technology solution is in the process of being published as a NATO Standardization Agreement
(STANAG) to allow nations to locally manufacture SNR communication products that would be fully interoperable throughout the coalition.
SubNet Relay has been ratified as NATO Standardization Agreement
(STANAG) 4691 for Mobile Ad Hoc Relay Line-of-Sight IP Networking (MARLIN).