Award for Young Achiever of the Year

Tim Spitzer, Technology Development Manager at Clearbox Systems has been announced as winner of the AIDN-ACT Young Achiever awards. Joining us as a graduate engineer, Tim now leads our R&D efforts as well as providing technology leadership across a number of our programs.


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Clearbox Systems hiring for multiple roles to commence in 2020

12 December 2019

Clearbox Systems is now hiring for 11 new roles to commence immediately.

We continue to win new programs in Australia and abroad and we are growing our headcount rapidly to deliver what we have and to prepare for what is coming.

The work we do is meaningful, our culture is relaxed and inclusive, and we are keen to help you reach your career goals through training and development. So, come work for a rapidly growing technology company solving complex problems for communications networks and the electromagnetic spectrum.

We have opened recruitment for the following roles:

More info on the roles and instructions for applying can be found on our Careers page (click the link). Seek ads will be posted shortly too.


Mike Johnson elected to board of Australian Defence Information and Electronic Systems Association (ADIESA)

26 November 2019


Clearbox Systems’ Business Development Manager, Mike Johnson has been elected to the Board of the Australian Defence Information and Electronic Systems Association (ADIESA) at its 2019 AGM.

The association plays a key role in enhancing Australia’s Defence capability in the information and electronic systems domain.

Clearbox Systems is proud to be a member of the association and to contribute to its ongoing success.

We encourage our staff to contribute to the wider industry in which we participate and congratulate Mike on his electron and wish him all the best.


UNSW Canberra collaborates with Clearbox Systems

25 November 2019


UNSW Canberra and Canberra based SME Clearbox Systems have been successful in securing Commonwealth funding to undertake a collaborative research project.

The successful research project will see experts from UNSW Canberra Space work alongside Clearbox Systems focusing on Space Situational Awareness (SSA), which is centred around mitigating the risks associated with the hazard of orbital collisions in the congested near-Earth orbits.

The key activities undertaken as part of the grant will be determining the most appropriate spacecraft signals to enhance SSA, and devising methods to extract information, including spacecraft trajectory information from those signals.

It is expected that there will be at least a 20-fold increase in the number of active Low Earth Orbit satellites in the next 5 years, and a similar increase in the total mass in low earth orbit. This project will enhance tracking and knowledge of the behaviour of these satellites.

UNSW Canberra Space Director Russell Boyce said that this collaboration will make progress in a priority area for the Australian space research community, and is bringing together academia and industry to deliver real world solutions addressing user needs and opportunities.

“Australia makes an important contribution to global space collision avoidance. This research will raise the bar and enhance that contribution even further,” he said.

Jeremy Hallett, Executive Director of Clearbox Systems, said the company is excited to be working with UNSW Canberra Space, and can see this as knocking on the door of major opportunities in the world of SSA.

“We have deep expertise in Satellite Communications and believe we can adapt this for SSA applications. However, we believe our best chance of success will come through collaboration which is at the core of our business. By engaging closely and often with institutions like UNSW Canberra, it will enable us to sharpen our focus and accelerate new product development,” he said.

The funding was awarded as part of the Innovation Connections grant program. Innovation Connections assists businesses to understand their research needs, connect with the research sector and fund collaborative research projects.

UNSW Canberra Space is a world-class team with facilities to enable end-to-end space mission capability. From its base at UNSW Canberra, the team play a leading role in shaping and developing the Australian space industry to meet global challenges.


Defence Industry Internship Program supports interns

24 November 2019


Clearbox Systems is pleased to welcome two new interns at our Canberra facility. Harman and Ben were successful applicants to the Defence Industry Internship Program (DIIP).

Announced by Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, the program links engineering students with defence industry by facilitating 12 week internships with defence industry small business.



MilCIS 2019 a success for Clearbox Systems

14 November 2019

Clearbox Systems has enjoyed another successful Military Communications and Information Systems (MilCIS) Conference and Exhibition held in Canberra.

A focus of our participation was our sovereign solutions for:

  • SATCOM Network Control Technology
  • Distributed ISREW Sensors
  • Crypto Key Generation and Distribution

We also highlighted our recently announced partnership with Kythera Space Solutions which is seeing us incorporate dynamic satellite payload resource management capability into our offering.1

Another highlight was the session presented by our Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett, who provided an update on the ADF SATCOM Control Segment: Taking the Opportunity of Emerging SATCOM Technology.


As Prime Contractor of the ADF’s SATCOM Control Segment, Clearbox Systems continues to deliver and sustain a complex system of systems that enables planning, operations, equipment monitoring and control, spectrum monitoring and business management for the ADF SATCOM enterprise. The scope of the system covers both Military SATCOM and Commercial SATCOM including the space segment, deployed terminals, anchor stations, waveforms (modems) and security.


Common topics of conversation included:

  • How to better conduct Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations (EMSO)
  • Monitoring and Managing Spectrum for Space-based Application
  • Sensing and shaping Spectrum for Electronic Warfare (EW)

Clearbox Systems exhibiting at MilCIS2019

6 November 2019

5Clearbox Systems is pleased to once again be exhibiting at the Military Communications and Information Systems (MilCIS) Conference and Exhibiting in Canberra from November 12-14.

Visit us at Stand F7/F8 and talk to us about our sovereign solutions for:

  • SATCOM Network Control Technology
  • Distributed ISREW Sensors
  • Crypto Key Generation and Distribution

We will also be highlighting our recently announced partnership with Kythera Space Solutions which is seeing us incorporate dynamic satellite payload resource management capability into our offering.

Our Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett, will also be presenting an update on “ADF SATCOM Control Element: Taking the Opportunity of Emerging SATCOM Technology”. Session 2.6c, Wednesday November 13 at 2:30pm.


Clearbox Systems to present at Defence Innovation Hub Industry Conference

31 October 2019


Clearbox Systems is pleased to be presenting at the Defence Innovation Hub’s Industry Conference in November in Canberra.

Managing Director Greg Reid will be presenting to senior Defence personnel on the progress of our software-based cryptographic key generation and management innovation project being conducted with Defence.

It is a great opportunity to share the success of the sovereign industry capability we are providing and developing.


Clearbox Systems at Global MilSatCom 2019 in London

30 October 2019


Clearbox Systems will be attending Global MilSatCom Conference and Exhibition in London from 5-7 November, 2019. In its 21st year, the event provides a comprehensive overview of how allied partners are working to maintain and sustain space superiority.

As the Prime Contractor providing the ADF’s SATCOM Control Segment, Clearbox Systems is eager to share how its technology solutions assist with maintaining an edge.