The SEWACO family is a modular range of integrated SEnsor, WeApon and COmmand subsystems built around a common command and control (C2) system. It has been developed to meet various requirements and configurations in ships of patrol craft size and above.
At its heart is the C2 system STACOS (Signaal TActical COmmand System) which is designed to present raw and/or processed sensor data from search and fire-control radar's together with IFF, sonar, electronic warfare and electro-optic systems to create a picture of the tactical situation. This data is provided by onboard or offboard sensors through a Link 11 or Link Y tactical data link. The data may also be used to designate targets to weapon systems and to assist in operations with auxiliary functions such as ASW helicopter direction and tactical navigation.
Evolutionary development continued from the 1980s with the appearance of STACOS Mod I. The STACOS Mod I provided the baseline for the introduction of databus (STACOS Mod II) and intelligent console (STACOS Mod III). The ultimate version was STACOS Mod IV with fully distributed architecture which became the basis of TACTICOS.
For Ships Life Extension Programs (SLEP), STACOS can be enhanced with a Tacticos Combat Management Awareness cluster. This proven solution offers a huge awareness & decision making improvement, while retaining the existing STACOS Warfighting functionality. (see: Products - Lifetime Support entry),