The Australian Department of Defence has selected Sydney-based SME Clearbox Systems to enhance its global satellite communications (SATCOM) network.
The $12.1 million multi-year contract, which includes options for extension, will see Clearbox Systems design and implement the Aggregated Monitoring and Control System (AM&CS) to provide remote, centralised operation of Defence’s SATCOM ground and space assets in Australia and abroad.
Currently, various SATCOM capabilities are operated in ‘silos’ causing operators to have to navigate through multiple systems to complete everyday tasks.
The AM&CS will make use of Clearbox Systems’ SATCOM technology to integrate these silos. This will allow Defence to better meet its growing bandwidth needs by making more efficient use of equipment and radio frequency resources as they become available.
Jeremy Hallett, executive director of Clearbox Systems, commented, “Our entry into the Defence market over a decade ago was on the back of our leading SATCOM solutions. It is gratifying that the quality of our work over that time has been recognised through the award of this Prime Contract to deliver an enhanced SATCOM capability to Defence.”