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Australian Defence awards Clearbox Systems crypto innovation project

Clearbox Systems has been awarded a contract from the Australian Department of Defence Innovation Hub to develop a standalone software tool for the generation and management of cryptographic keys. The technology will delivery significant operational efficiencies across Australian Defence.

In announcing the award, Minister for Defence Industry, The Hon Melissa Price MP highlighted the investment by Defence in a local company that will see a strengthening of the Australian Defence Industrial Base and leading-edge, sovereign capabilities for Defence.

https://www.minister.defence.gov.au/minister/melissa-price/media-releases/28-million-innovation-boost-australias-defence-industry

 

 

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DAB+ turns 10 in Australia

Digital Radio in Australia is now 10 years old and we are proud to have been involved from the beginning. We have built and continue to sustain multiple network management and operations solutions for both commercial and public broadcasters. More recently we have delivered the systems that extended Digital Radio to include Canberra, Darwin and Hobart. As listener numbers continue to increase rapidly we look forward to supporting the technology into the future.

https://radioinfo.com.au/news/dab-turns-10-australia

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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.

Managing Director, Greg Reid; Mick Gentleman MLA and Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett

Clearbox Systems enjoys hugely successful Avalon Airshow 2019

Clearbox Systems enjoyed a hugely successful Avalon Airshow 2019 including a combination of key announcements, speaking engagements, forging of partnerships, and VIP interactions and demonstration.

Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett, speaking at the Australian Space Industry Conference.

Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett, speaking at the Australian Space Industry Conference.

 

The week began with Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett, appearing as a panellist at the Australian Space Industry Conference that was held alongside the Avalon Airshow.

The panel explored the question “Where will the growth come from – Australian Small-to-Medium Enterprises”. One key conclusion of the panel that the Australian market is not big enough and that growth will come from export and leveraging the international engagements of the Australian Space Agency. Another theme was that for SMEs growth cannot come by going it alone and that collaboration and partnerships will lead to more opportunities.

 

 


Using Internet of (Sensor) Things to perform TDOA Geolocation.

Using Internet of (Sensor) Things to perform TDOA Geolocation.

 

The bulk of Clearbox Systems’ participation was alongside the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) showcasing developments from the Jericho Dawn 17/4 networked sensor integration trials. Technology Development Manager, Tim Spitzer, was kept busy explaining our contribution to expanding the technical interoperability across suites of sensors for distributed intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare (ISREW).

 

 

 

 


 

Lockheed Martin Australia Chief Executive, Vince Di Pietro and Executive Director of Clearbox Systems, Jeremy Hallett

Lockheed Martin Australia Chief Executive, Vince Di Pietro and Executive Director of Clearbox Systems, Jeremy Hallett

As previously reported, Clearbox Systems has been selected for the Lockheed Martin Mentor-Protégé program where we will receive support and guidance to enhance access opportunities into the global supply chain and sustainable business growth.

The Mentor-Protégé relationship is based on a highly successful US program where Lockheed Martin will act as a Mentor to Clearbox Systems to provide dedicated assistance and market advice to open opportunities for technology transfer, innovation and local skilled jobs.

 

 

 


We were fortunate to have the opportunity to have a number of VIP engagements which provided an opportunity to explain the broader Clearbox Systems focus as well as demonstrate the system on display at the Airshow.

Executive Director, Jeremy and ACT Government Minister, Mick Gentleman MLA

Executive Director, Jeremy and ACT Government Minister, Mick Gentleman MLA

Managing Director, Greg Reid; Mick Gentleman MLA and Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett

Managing Director, Greg Reid; Mick Gentleman MLA and Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett

Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett; Senator Jim Molan AO, DSC and Mr Nick Champion MP

Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett; Senator Jim Molan AO, DSC and Mr Nick Champion MP

Lockheed Martin Australia Chief Executive, Vince Di Pietro and Executive Director of Clearbox Systems, Jeremy Hallett

Clearbox Systems selected for Lockheed Martin Mentor-Protégé Partnership

Lockheed Martin Australia Chief Executive, Vince Di Pietro and Executive Director of Clearbox Systems, Jeremy Hallett

Lockheed Martin Australia Chief Executive, Vince Di Pietro and Executive Director of Clearbox Systems, Jeremy Hallett

Clearbox Systems to receive support and guidance to enhance Clearbox System’s access opportunities into the global supply chain and sustainable business growth.

Clearbox Systems has been selected to enter into a relationship with Lockheed Martin Australia to receive assistance to successfully compete for future prime and subcontractor contracts in both local and global supply chains.

The Mentor-Protégé relationship, being overseen by Lockheed Martin Australia’s Office of Australian Industrial Participation, is based on a highly successful US program where Lockheed Martin will act as a Mentor to Clearbox Systems to provide dedicated assistance and market advice to open opportunities for technology transfer, innovation and local skilled jobs.

The Mentor-Protégé program will see Lockheed Martin provide subject matter expertise and mentoring to Clearbox Systems in areas such as Competitive Intelligence, Ethics, Human Resources and Workforce Planning, Cyber Security and Product Management. Upon graduation, Clearbox Systems will have undertaken world-class and contemporary training that will provide them the foundations for taking their company even further on the global stage.

Clearbox Systems is a leading Australian player in the field of secure communications. Clearbox Systems was selected after engaging with Lockheed Martin Australia during industry briefings held to inform small to medium enterprises (SMEs) about partnership opportunities on the development of future joint battle management capabilities for the Australian Defence Force.

Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand, Vince Di Pietro, said the relationship, a first for Australia, is at the heart of Lockheed Martin’s enduring commitment and Australian presence as an industry partner and sovereign capability enabler.

“At Lockheed Martin Australia, we work with like-minded industry partners, such as Clearbox Systems, to provide meaningful guidance and support to raise the technology base in Australia and to help develop these businesses to grow sovereign capability to ensure our Australia defence capability remains at the cutting edge.” he said.

“Our approach is to work with Australian industry, small to large, to discover and evolve the best of breed technology and to build that capability for Australia and global customers. By partnering with them we provide the opportunity to showcase their technology on the world stage and with it the potential to access global supply chains. Strong partners are vital to our mutual success and this program is a global exemplar of the benefits of partner development.”

“Clearbox Systems was an obvious choice for the partnership having displayed entrepreneurial leadership who have been keen to collaborate, and keener still to strengthen their business and value proposition as well as being export-ready.”

Executive Director of Clearbox Systems, Jeremy Hallett said it is a privilege to be selected as the first Australian company to have this unique relationship with Lockheed Martin Australia.

“Receiving mentoring and training from the world’s largest Defence company means we will be better placed to continue to deliver sovereign capability to the Australian Defence Force. We also believe this will be an opportunity for us to become more competitive on the world stage positioning us for more export opportunities,” said Mr Hallett.

“The establishment of this program is an exciting development for the wider Australian Defence Industry too. It is great to see Lockheed Martin be proactive in helping mature local Australian businesses.”

Headquartered in Canberra, Lockheed Martin Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The company employs more than 1,000 people in Australia working on a wide range of major programs spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.

Clearbox Systems is an Australian-owned SME delivering technology solutions for the operations and management of communications networks and the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Clearbox Systems at Australian Space Industry Conference 2019

The Australian Space Industry Conference is reaching for the stars in 2019 as the two day event features speakers and panelists from the space industry, R&D and government. The conference will focus on opportunities for business development among the issues in the space industry and space-enabled industries.

Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett, will appear as a panelist exploring “Where will the growth come from – Australian Small-to-Medium Enterprises”. Jeremy will be joined by fellow industry representatives Shaun Wilson (Shoal Engineering Pty Ltd) and Troy McCann (Moonshoot Space Company) with the panel moderated by Dr. Tim Parsons (Delta-V).

Register now to make sure you don’t miss out on this years Australian Space Industry Conference 2019.

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Clearbox Systems at Avalon Airshow 2019

Clearbox Systems will be exhibiting at the 2019 Avalon Airshow from 26 February to 3 March 2019 at Avalon Airport, Geelong.

Clearbox Systems will have a space with the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) Plan Jericho team and industry partners in the “Jericho Dawn Runway”. The showcase will include developments from Jericho Dawn 17/4 networked sensor integration trails.

Jericho Dawn 17/4 is a trials campaign to explore open standards for sensor networking, common across the Five Eyes military partnership, and expanding technical interoperability across suites of sensors for distributed intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare (ISREW).

Also on show will be developments based on Australian industry participation in the experimentation and capability development activities, including Clearbox Systems’ contribution.

Clearbox Systems will be represented by Managing Director, Greg Reid; Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett and Technology Development Manager, Tim Spitzer.

Please stop by the “Jericho Dawn Runway” to hear or more get in touch to arrange a time in advance.

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Clearbox Systems participating in the Defence Industry Internship Program

Clearbox Systems is pleased to be participating in the current round of the Defence Industry Internship Program (DIIP). Logan Davis from the Australian National University is employed as an engineering intern in our Canberra facility for 12 weeks from November 2018 until February 2019.

The current round of the DIIP was announced by the Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Steven Ciobo MP, stating “the program supports small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in defence industry to harness highly skilled Australians needed to support the Australian Defence Force in protecting Australia and its national interests.”

The DIIP allows students nearing the end of an engineering degree to experience the challenging and exciting world of defence industry through a 12 week internship.

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Executive Director Jeremy Hallett and Engineering Intern Logan Davis