Ventura Defense teams with Hexagon on new 1Command suite for high-end C2 systems

22 February 2021


(Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) Ventura Defense and Hexagon’s Geospatial division announced their partnership and the launch of Ventura Defense’s new 1Command suite today at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX). 1Command is a suite of tactical-level command and control (C2) systems designed for the connected battlefield environment.

The 1Command suite includes:

  • 1C-FCS, an open battle management system for managing military units at tactical levels.
  • 1C-ACS, a system for managing indirect firing artillery units.
  • 1C-FOS, a forward observer system for target and impact point acquisition.
  • 1C-MAS, a mortar aiming system for mortars and other indirect firing weapons.
  • 1C-ALAKRAN, a system for managing combat operations for Ventura´s Alakran mortar carrier.

The qualification and integration of Hexagon’s Luciad software into Ventura Defense’s 1Command suite was successfully achieved in 2020, making Hexagon the preferred supplier of geospatial software for all projects involving Ventura Defense systems. The Luciad portfolio provides Ventura Defense with a platform for building situational awareness and real-time location intelligence solutions, allowing Ventura Defense customers to visualize operations in 2D and 3D with rich and flexible styling options. 

The 1Command suite builds on Ventura Defense’s established capabilities and expertise in the defense area, specifically in mortar carriers and fire control systems. 

“Hexagon’s Luciad offering helps simplify and accelerate our customers’ journey to achieve intelligent and connected operations by delivering continuous innovation in data integration, visualization and analysis,” said José Luis Peinado, vice president of Hexagon’s Geospatial division.  “This partnership acknowledges the importance of the relationship between Ventura Defense and Hexagon and our shared ambitions to transform the defense ecosystem to better support the mission-critical needs of our customers.”

“We are excited about the launch of our key global strategic partnership with Hexagon for this new offering,” said Leon Bitar, CEO of Ventura Defense. “We truly believe that 1Command with Hexagon is the ultimate step for successful transformation of our customers and war-fighting units into the digital and connected space. Our industry expertise together with Hexagon solutions and capabilities make us a truly unique partner in this offering, and we plan to deliver a unique experience to our customers that reflects this expertise.”


Ventura Defense and other products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Ventura Defense. Luciad, and other products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Hexagon. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

About Ventura Defense

Ventura Defense is a Spanish company founded in 2002 with operations in the US and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that creates solutions supporting our customers in the new generation warfare. Ventura is the global leader in the field of mortar carrier systems for highly mobile and expeditionary forces. Our combat-proven Alakran mortar carrier system is the leading solution for Defense and Military Organizations around the world thanks to its firepower and mobility features. 


Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon's Safety, Infrastructure & Geospatial division creates solutions that visualize location intelligence, delivering a 5D smart digital reality with insight into what was, what is, what could be, what should be, and ultimately, what will be.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,500 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.8bn USD. Learn more at and follow us @HexagonAB


Emily Arnold
Global Communications Manager 
Hexagon's Geospatial division



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