LATACC Project Accelerates the Introduction of Collaborative Combat by European Coalition Forces

Date: Issue 128 - March 2024

The LATACC project aims to enable the different land combat systems being developed by each Member State (such as the Scorpion program in France, CAMO in Belgium, DLBO in Germany, BMS-ET in Spain, FNEC in Italy, Ledningsstödsystem Mark (LSS Mark) in Sweden, MIME in Norway…) to coordinate their actions in coalition with very short response times while interfacing with other domains (air, space, cyber) as well as civil systems (5G, etc.).

The LATACC project, coordinated by Thales, is led by a team of experts with proven experience in complex land systems and will benefit from the partners' strong capacity for innovation in key areas such as cloud technologies, communications, sensors, integration of complex systems, robotics, effectors, AI and system resilience in constrained environments.

Over the next three years, the consortium of the LATACC project, bringing together 34 industries, will analyze the requirements of European users and conduct a series of studies to identify common operational scenarios, define interoperable open architectures that are compatible with current and future standards, and develop the key technological building bricks needed to produce advanced technology demonstrators.

Trials will be conducted under realistic operational conditions and during large-scale demonstrations to confirm the tactical benefits of land collaborative combat in European coalition operations. A possible second phase of the LATACC project could develop additional functionalities and bring to maturity the key components developed in the first phase.