Melbourne-based secure communications company C4i reportedly achieved A$33.6 million defence export orders in 2021.
This means C4i achieved the largest value of export orders in its history, increasing by over 37 per cent in 2021.
C4i delivers high-tech Secure Communication System technology to prime contractors and international end user customers including the US Air Force and Marine Corps, UK Ministry of Defence, Canadian Department of National Defence, Taiwan Airforce, and the Qatar Ministry of Defense. In the Australian Defence market the C4i secure Voice Communication System (VCS) is being rolled out in the Air Defence segment of the Royal Australian Air Force.
“I am very proud that C4i posted the largest order value in the history of the company in 2021 with over A$33.6M of export orders,” Darren Gardner, Managing Director C4i said. “Over the last six years we’ve achieved an average yearly growth of 31 per cent in export order value, with international customers accounting for an average of 87 per cent of our total order value.”
C4i says it offers a communications system that can be expanded "from the smallest single site system to the largest multi-site national system". In addition to providing "any radio – anywhere" flexibility, Voice Over Internet Protocol Communications Enterprise (VOICE) integrates a range of disparate systems, including data, telephony, facility control, and recording. Via an intuitive streamlined interface, C4i systems are designed to reduce response times of operators.
In 2021, C4i became a member of the Frequentis Group. Currently, further hardware and software Intellectual Property is being transferred to C4i in Melbourne to further develop C4i as a global export hub for Air Defence communication technology, according to the company.
“Our processes, facilities and people are embedded in comprehensive compliance and security framework that allows access to controlled United States technology and to perform critical work for Defence organisations,” Darren Gardner explains. “This forms the basis for further growing C4i in both the Australian and the Defence export market.”