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SATCOM Control Software put through its paces at Talisman Sabre 2019

Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019 (TS19) is a bilateral combined Australian and United States (US) training activity. TS19 is designed to practise respective military services and associated agencies in planning and conducting Combined and Joint Task Force operations, and improve combat readiness and interoperability between Australian and US forces.

One aspect of this is high-data rate, beyond line of site communications, a capability that is significantly provided by the US Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system. WGS is the backbone of the US and Australian military’s global satellite communications providing flexible and high-capacity communications. Australia is an International Partner of WGS through an MoU which saw Australia fund the 6th satellite in the constellation.

Australia accesses the constellation through a network of groundstations deployed around Australia and the world. These groundstations are operated remotely from a central location using a system designed, developed and deployed by Clearbox Systems known as the Ground Segment Management System (GSMS). The GSMS is an innovative, software-based solution that provides remote monitoring and control, spectrum monitoring and management, and service management covering the lifecycle of WGS services including scheduling, activation, health monitoring, deactivation and logging.

Deployments of the GSMS recently completed significant upgrades to address emerging operational requirements, incorporate new technologies and resolve obsolescence issues. The upgraded GSMS entered service in time to be operated for TS19 enabling the WGS capability for the 34,000 military personnel, 30 ships and 200 aircraft from US and Australian forces as well as the UK, Canada, Japan and New Zealand.

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Team Defence Australia and Clearbox Systems at Navy League’s Sea Air Space Expo

The Navy League’s Sea Air Space exposition is the largest maritime exposition in the US, showcasing the latest in technology and equipment across 327 exhibits and attracting industry-leading speakers sharing their insights on the happenings of the sea, air, and space.

Clearbox Systems will unite with some of Australia’s leading defence companies as a part of the Team Defence Australia delegation. Team Defence Australia will be seeking for all participating companies to gain access to new markets with their export-ready products.

Clearbox Systems will be presenting its Foresight software – ready to deploy at sea or on shore – to manage communications networks and the electromagnetic spectrum.

Team Defence Australia’s exhibit details:

Booth: 1103
Venue: Gaylord National Convention Center, National Harbor, MD
Date: 6 – 8 May 2019

To find out more details about Navy League’s Sea Air Space Expo 2019, head to www.seaairspace.org.

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US Military customer selects Clearbox Systems for Baseband Network Control Element

Clearbox Systems has been selected to design and develop software to perform as the Baseband Network Control Element. The software controls complex baseband switching and routing devices deployed across the United States to provide centralised operation and control.

The first phase of the project has been successfully completed with the delivered software passing testing and deployed into operation. A second phase is in progress for delivery in the coming months.

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