C4ISR: Digitising battlespace communications - JP2072

Currawong, a flexible and scalable Australian developed communications solution meeting the specific operational needs of the ADF. Credit: Boeing

Currawong is the latest phase in a program to deliver a digital battlespace communications capability throughout Army.

C4ISR TDLs: Moving from the Kill Chain to the Kill Web

LSCSO Yohanes Bangun is in charge of establishing and maintaining Tactical Data Link (TDL) to all warships deployed in the Middle East Region (MER). Credit: Defence

The holy grail of Tactical Data Link (TDL) integration for the war fighter is the seamless dissemination of information to maintain Situational Awareness, effect C2 and proscute weapons engagements. Enter the new Joint TDL Information Exchange Capability Subprogram.

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Network Centric Warfare: Enhancing LHD Comms

Joint Battlefield Airspace Control officer FTLT Timothy Clarke works with LSCSO Scott Dimmock in the Air Traffic Control room onboard HMAS Canberra. Credit: Defence

The Navy’s two Canberra class amphibious ships will act as key ADF command nodes during operations in the maritime and the littoral environment and, as such, will need to communicate securely and effectively at many levels.

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Northrop Grumman M5 launches latest Secure Communications System product

Northrop Grumman M5 is set to use the 2014 Military Communications and Information Systems (MilCIs) conference to launch the latest product in their innovative Secure Communications System (SCS) series. Premium

Lockheed Martin establishes Asia-Pacific ICT engineering hub in Melbourne

Following its success in gaining an $800 million contract with Defence for the provision of centralised processing services, Lockheed Martin is establishing an ICT engineering hub in the outer Melbourne suburb of Clayton. Premium

Pitch Black 2014 – Communicating Effectively

The recent Pitch Black 2014 air defence exercise represented an important training opportunity for the Royal Australian Air Force in how to effectively operate and communicate with large numbers of different aircraft from several countries. Premium

HQJOC makes for joint C2 in the ADF

It won an award as the nation’s best infrastructure project, and Top Secret clearance is required to work inside the operations area of what is one of the most heavily-secured sites in Australia. Welcome – or not, as the case may be – to Headquarters Joint Operations Command (HQJOC), where more than 500 triservice, Federal agency and coalition personnel plan, mount, conduct and control ADF operations worldwide. Premium

Army digitisation now impacting C2 procedures

Army communications digitisation across 7Bde and beyond has reached the stage of influencing command and control procedures. But do these include training in the absence of C2?

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Defence Business: Smart technologies on show at MilCIS | ADM December 2013/Janaury 2014

As always, MilCIS is the showcase for all things technical when it comes to military communications and information systems and the protection of such assets. Premium

NCW: Radar smarts on show in Adelaide | ADM November 2013

More than 290 radar experts from 15 countries congregated in Adelaide in mid-September for the Radar 2013 International Conference. Premium

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News: Land programs on the move

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Once regarded as the poor relation in Defence acquisition expenditure, Army is now benefitting, or preparing to benefit, from a series of programs that will dramatically enhance capability in the Land domain.