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WEAPONS & ARTILLERY SYSTEMS
BACARA®
PORTABLE BALLISTIC CALCULATOR
MISSION
BACARA® is portable Solution to coordinate
and control field artillery fire ground-ground,
for battery-powered equipped.
Used at the battery command level, it figures
out the best firing solution from a fire request
by computing the firing data for each gun of
the battery.
It may also be used at the battalion command
level, in order to figure out the best available
means for the mission, among deployed units.
Standard rugged laptops for BACARA®
TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
As an autonomous portable device, it may be
transported inside the different command post
vehicles, and may be used inside or outside vehicles.
It has a battery for portable use, and it may be
connected to vehicle onboard electrical network or
infrastructure network for battery charging. BACARA®
can be used autonomously or be connected through
standard VHF Radio to cannons
.
The main functions of BACARA® are:
• 
integrated ballistic database, as per customer needs,
• 
user friendly man-machine interface with dynamic language switch (French, English, Arabic,
Spanish…),
• 
management of database: guns, targets, tactical situation (format digital maps), technical
firing data (meteorological messages compliant with STANAG 4082, propelling charge batches,
muzzle velocities…),
• 
fire request management, optimum solution computation, in relation with available means,
• 
fire order set-up, adjustment process.
STATUS
BACARA® has been selected by 3 armies and equips 105 LG1. CAESAR® cannons and 120mm
mortars. BACARA® has been deployed in 2013.
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