Providing partner nations with access to our range of capabilities, including data, systems and decision support tools.
Modern military services need to collect and integrate a vast amount of information about their areas of operation in a timely and secure manner to support decision making at all levels. This requires highly sophisticated systems and technology, as well as skilled people to operate them effectively.
We continue to apply our world-leading science and technology to develop tools and applications that that can be used by skilled advisors to support military decision-making - from our mission support tools and environmental information feeds to our military weather production and display system, Horace V.
This is why other nations are using our range of capabilities as part of a service package, backed up by our 24 x 7 support and maintenance, that can be integrated with, and deployed on, secure military networks.
Because we use these tools and systems ourselves on operations in support of the UK's Armed Forces, we can also provide a range of training packages tailored to military use - from weather forecasting, to getting the most out of our systems and mission support tools.
Our customers include the United States Air Force in Europe (USAFE) and NATO - both to their operations centre and to individual NATO nations.
Horace V is based on IBL Software Engineering's world-leading Visual Weather system. Together, the Met Office and IBL have extended Visual Weather's capabilities and added our range of mission support tools to create Horace V. It allows military forecasters and advisors to visualise meteorological and oceanographic data in the most effective way from a range of sources and to produce a range of products quickly and efficiently.
Horace V has been designed to operate at the heart of a Network Enabled Capability (NEC). It is fully compatible with a service-oriented architecture and will allow full interoperability with other meteorological services and with Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and (military) Intelligence (C4I) systems through the use of OGC® compliant web services.
Last updated: 23 March 2012