Bowman is a key modernization initiative of the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence. The primary objective of the program is to replace the outdated Clansman radio suite used by British Armed Forces with a next-generation communications system that can provide integrated voice, data, and multimedia communications to dismounted soldiers, individual vehicles and command centers.
General Dynamics Canada is the system architect, system design authority, and system integrator, as well as the local area system subcontractor for the program.
The custom-engineered General Dynamics Canada solution includes integrated voice, data, radio and intercom equipment, as well as computers and tactical Internet and system management software. It is built on a robust, mobile, ad hoc, high-capacity radio backbone network. Secure communication is enabled by more than 48,000 VHF radios that include embedded IP routers, and 30,000 computer systems that support secure voice and data communications by over 30,000 vehicles and other platforms.
General Dynamics Canada is also providing command and control software to support situational awareness across the battlefield, as well as communications, cryptographic and logistics software.
The complete solution is fully integrated with other Ministry of Defence communications systems. It can be installed in all operational platforms and requires minimal dedicated-role vehicles.