Tactical & training systems for defence

STARLINX L16/JREAP C2 system selected by French Army for Operation Serval In Mali

As part of the Operation SERVAL trigger, the French Armed Forces have used the Data Link System JREAP (Joint Range Extension Applications Protocol) developed by DIGINEXT

The Theater of Operation over Mali SERVAL, considering the strains and lack of permanent radars means (the radar coverage of the Operational Armed Forces’ progression area is only obtained in the presence of the AWACS) makes the coordination in 3D particularly difficult. Joint Forces Chief is thus

deprived of a part of his freedom of action, reducing his ability to choose the necessary means and to assure an efficient flow of actions.

To improve the interaction between C2 centers in charge of the 3D coordination, DIGINEXT has equipped the French Armed Forces with three JRE systems to extend the L16 from a line-of-sight capability to an over-the horizon capability.

TACTX multi-link simulation and test system used by UK MoD

DIGINEXT, in partnership with Synthesys, has won a five-years contract with the United Kingdom MoD to provide an interoperability service for major military platforms (E-3D, Sea King ASAC and Type-45 destroyers) using test and simulation tools (TactX product line), as well as both companies expertise in tactical data links.

SYMULZUB: urban warfare training system using live simulation for French Army

Symulzub is a new generation of training centre for the French Defence encompassing several innovations to allow the realistic and safe training of fighters in urban environments. Thanks to the instrumentation of trainees and urban infrastructures, the system provides a wide range of factual indicators like the real-time position and the operational state of fighters and targets or the building attrition. It allows the pedagogic team to focus on the noble aspects of the training rather than on arbitration issues. GAVAP is the MOI and in charge of installation of the urban terrain infrastructure whereas DIGINEXT was in charge of the Exercise control (Excon) realization.


The FAF, assisted by DIGINEXT, has deployed the SOLSTICE system as the primary L16 training capability in support of the most famous joint allied air exercise in Europe, the NATO Tiger Meet that brought 18 nations and 70 aircrafts together at Cambrai AFB.

For the first time ever, SOLSTICE has allowed the FAF to establish a multi-MIDS network at low, medium and high altitude to sustain 280 sorties including air-to-air, air-to-ground operations and COMAO (Composite Air Operations). Connected to a Multi-Radar Tracking System (MRTS), SOLSTICE has been able, amongst others, to disseminate a Common Operational Picture (COP) to the L16-capable assets while providing both Ground-Controlled Interception (GCI) and Range Training Officer (RTO) capabilities.

DIGINEXT is proud that numerous national and international participants including high-rank officers, pilots, controllers and engineers have acknowledged the system to be powerful, flexible, cost saver and capable of maintaining continuous seamless L16 connectivity amongst the forces over the exercise wide geographical area without impact on interfaces and operation routines from legacy systems.

DirectCGF in use within Dassault Aviation

DIGINEXT has been awarded a contract from DASSAULT AVIATION for the acquisition of DirectCGF tactical environment simulation systems to be used for the ATL2 and RAFALE F3R upgrade programme. In addition, DirectCGF has been selected as referenced Computer Generated Forces (CGF) for the future RAFALE export programs.

DirectCGF Website
Virtual Maintenance Trainer for Modernised Cougar dedicated to French Army

DIGINEXT has been awarded by the French MOD for the supply of the Virtual Maintenance Trainer for the new version of the Cougar Helicopter in operations in the French Army.
Virtual Maintenance Training (VMT) provides a cost-effective solution for learning and practicing maintenance operations without the necessity to use the real equipment. As a consequence, VMT accelerates the training process significantly and reduce the risk of damages.
The VMT solution is based on the product Inscape that is used to create these training scenarios, to visualize virtual cockpit/machine and to control the different touchable surfaces representing the different cockpit equipments.

VMT website