On the fourth day of the International Defence Industry Exhibition in Kielce (MSPO), Ośrodek Badawczo-Rozwojowy Centrum Techniki Morskiej S.A. received the Award of the President of the Republic of Poland for developing the first Polish ship Combat Management System “SCOT”. The award of the President of the Republic of Poland for the product that best serves raising the level of soldiers’ safety, from the hands of the advisor to the President Andrzej Duda, Ambassador Bogusław Winid, was collected by the President of the Management Board of OBR CTM S.A. Andrzej Kilian PhD. and the Vice President of the Management Board of OBR CTM S.A. Joanna Sztiller.
SCOT is the first Polish modern ship Combat Management System, which is a universal system designed for various classes of ships for the Polish Navy, including modern minehunters “Kormoran” type, as well as “Ratownik” rescue ship and others. It is also the “brain, heart and nervous system” of the ship. The basic function of the system is the integration of various ship’s subsystems, ranging from the air, surface and submarine countermeasures and asymmetric threats, to the technical observation, communication system or integrated navigation system in terms of ensuring the ship safety, monitoring the current geographical location, the ship traffic parameters and distribution of the tactical situation image. The system supports the combat activities carried out by the crew in the effective use of all sensors and effectors operating on the ship. In addition, it supports task (mission) planning, decision-making processes and allows monitoring and reporting. It is worth mentioning that the SCOT system is based on elements developed in CTM. Applied IT and organizational solutions allow, first of all, to reduce the risk of technical problems, shorten production time, reduce costs of the processes of developing and implementing system elements, as well as in the course of its long-term operation. SCOT is an open, scalable and flexible system, which allows the integration of new sensors and effectors, as well as the introduction of new functionalities. SCOT in the version dedicated to the minehunter was implemented on the prototype ship of the 258 project “Kormoran”, built by the Polish Consortium, including CTM.