|Transport & Infrastructure||Start date: 2016||Defence School of Communications and Information Systems|
The ability to capture and exchange information between “troops on the ground” and their command centres is crucial, and limitations with existing communications equipment to handle increasing levels of traffic led the MOD to procure a commercial off the shelf solution as an interim measure. Under the banner of an Urgent Operational Requirement, an Internet Protocoal switching network was procured to provide additional network capacity within Afghanistan, using CISCO routers to route operational data via Mobile Communications Units (MCUs), known as Project KESTREL.
KESTREL was a discrete project with a very short timeline. With insufficient time to conduct the TNA in strict accordance with MOD guidelines, Edif ERA offered an innovative ‘TNA lite’ approach, which condensed the process into two deliverables, shortening the normal review periods. The approach included delivery of all required analysis, but saved time by reducing the number of stakeholder review periods ensuring the project delivered on time.
In addition, we produced:
RINA recommended the most effective and efficient option to close each of the identified gaps and profiled the ROM Costs of training, over a three year period. We published a clear implementation plan to enable the cost-effective design and delivery of the recommended options alongside custom designed courseware to meet the training requirements of the target audience in accordance with JSP 822.