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.


Australia and Clearbox Systems on the international stage at IAC2019

27 October 2019


Clearbox Systems finished up a great week at IAC2019 in Washington, DC.

IAC is the worlds premier space conference and exhibition and we were pleased to be hosted by the NSW Government on the Australian Space Agency Stand. It proved a successful which meeting customers old and new, our partners and our suppliers.

The Australian Space Industry was a hot topic of conversation and was raised in numerous forums including a speech by US Vice President Mike Pence.

We have specialisations in Equipment and Sensor Monitoring and Control, Spectrum Monitoring and Management, Network Management and Heterogeneous Signal Processing Systems.

Clearbox Systems introduces Business Development Manager role

Clearbox Systems is pleased to announce that Mike Johnson has joined the company in a newly created leadership role as Business Development Manager.

Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett, said the appointment would accelerate Clearbox Systems pursuit of its strategic goal of becoming the leading provider of technology solutions for the operations and management of Communications Networks and the Electromagnetic Spectrum.

“We are very pleased to have secured Mike for this role. He is an experienced executive leader, with strong achievements in telecommunications and a sound aerospace and aviation background. He also understands how an SME needs to operate in our key Defence market given he is a board member of the ACT chapter of the The Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN),” said Mr Hallett.

“After 13 years of successful operations we are a mature business with leading technology solutions and I am excited to have Mike on board to drive this new phase of growth.”

Mike will be based out of Clearbox Systems’ Canberra facility.

Further Information

Jeremy Hallett


02 9114 6164

Mike Johnson


0433 155 188



Clearbox Systems receives ISO9001:2015 and ISO27001:2013 certification for Quality and Information Security Management Systems

Clearbox Systems has successfully had its Quality Management System (QMS) certified to the ISO9001:2015 QMS standard.

When implemented, the ISO9001:2015 standard assists business performance improvement and provides a sound basis for consistently delivering products and services that meet stakeholder’s requirements.

Further, Clearbox Systems has successfully had its Information Security Management System (ISMS) certified to the ISO27001:2013 ISMS standard.

When implemented, the ISO27001:2013 standard helps to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information by applying risk management processes to adequately manage threats.

The activities to ensure the QMS and ISMS were suitable to undertake certification activities were supported by a Capability Improvement Grant from the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC).




Clearbox Systems Pty Ltd and Kythera Space Solutions Announce Strategic Partnership

Clearbox Systems Pty Ltd and Kythera Space Solutions Announce Strategic Partnership

Dynamic Satellite and Ground Network Control Solution Addresses the Future Needs of the Australian Defence Force’s SATCOM Program


Canberra, Australian Capital Territory and Bethesda, Maryland — 9 September 2019 — Clearbox Systems Pty Ltd, Australia’s leading provider of SATCOM ground control systems, and Prime Contractor for the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) SATCOM ground control element, and Kythera Space Solutions, the industry leader in dynamic management systems for next-generation satellites and networks, announced today they have entered into a strategic partnership to offer a joint space and ground control solution that supports ADF’s SATCOM vision and roadmap.

The future SATCOM operational environment is demanding, congested, and contested. To meet the challenge, ADF requires SATCOM solutions that provide dynamic, responsive, resilient communications that are highly flexible, agile, interoperable, and supportable. The Clearbox-Kythera solution leverages Clearbox’s full complement of ground control systems that support ADF today, coupled with Kythera’s advanced Dynamic Satellite Network Operating System to enable autonomous satellite operations that dynamically delivers optimized communications service with unprecedented levels of flexibility, agility, and resiliency.

The Clearbox-Kythera solution promises to usher in a new era of assured mission supportability for ADF, with the ability to exploit the latest flexible, processor-enabled, High Throughput Satellites (HTS) as well as legacy in-orbit assets to provide the highest quality communications service and minute-by-minute adaptability to changes in operational needs, environmental conditions, and threats.

“The ADF’s next generation SATCOM systems are increasingly complex, and ADF is rightly demanding solutions that provide flexibility and agility as well as resilience and redundancy,” said Jeremy Hallett, Executive Director at Clearbox Systems. “Kythera’s Dynamic Space Network Operating System enables us to meet these challenges head-on, providing ADF with unprecedented levels of dynamic, predictive, and responsive satellite service.”

“The ADF talks about needing to be able to build a next-generation SATCOM service capable of responding to mission changes and adverse changes in capability within minutes,” noted Dr. Jeffrey Freedman, CEO of Kythera. “This is exactly what Kythera’s Dynamic Space Network Operating System is designed to do. With Clearbox, we are able to orchestrate space network assets and ground network components in real-time for optimized mission performance under the most demanding circumstances.”

Clearbox Systems will be demonstrating both Kythera and Clearbox Systems products at MILCIS 2019 November 12-14 in Canberra.


About Clearbox Systems

Clearbox Systems is a technology company focused on developing new approaches and techniques for the Operation and Management of Communications Networks and the Electromagnetic Spectrum. Developed in Australia and leveraging the best of our local and international partners, Clearbox Systems’ innovative software and hardware solutions are deployed spanning Satellite Communications, Television and Radio Broadcast, Air Traffic Control, Terrestrial Networks and Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare (ISREW).


About Kythera Space Solutions

Kythera Space Solutions is the leading provider of dynamic management systems for next generation satellite payloads and networks. Sophisticated communication satellites with channelization and beam forming capabilities promise satellite operators and their customers extraordinary flexibility, but at the risk of newfound complexity. Kythera’s intelligent Dynamic Space Network Operating System makes it easy to harness the power of the most advanced high-throughput satellites in the most complex satellite constellations.



 Clearbox Systems Pty Ltd

Jeremy Hallett

+61 414 325 088



Kythera Space Solutions

Andy Musliner

+1 301 452 0592



Clearbox Systems at DSEI 2019

Clearbox Systems is heading to DSEI in London in September as part of the Team Defence Australia delegation.

Please visit us at the Team Defence Australia (S10-200) to talk to us about our capabilities in SATCOM & Space, Advanced ISREW Sensors and Cryptography.

We are export ready and have some world-leading capabilities in use with the Australian Defence Force.

Our Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett, will be in attendance. Please get in touch if you would like to set up a meeting.


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.





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.


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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.