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.
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.
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).
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.