C4I + EW

BAE Systems Australia has opened a laboratory to develop new technology that will be ‘the brains’ of the upgraded Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN).

Head of Information Warfare and Deputy Chief of Joint Capabilities Group Major General Marcus Thompson spoke to an industry audience in Canberra this week.

Defence has engaged Brisbane-based L3 Micreo to deliver more than 14,000 additional Silvershield units to the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces.

The system detects and identifies all modern search, acquisition and tracking radars of maritime, ground-based and airborne weapons systems.

Work on the initial research of the Miniaturised Orbital Electronic Sensor System (MOESS) project has commenced.

Leidos Australia has been chosen to deliver the first tranche of Joint Project 2096 Phase 1.

Work will be undertaken in Geraldton, WA, to support the US Navy in maintaining and operating multiple electronic, communication, and computing platforms across the Pacific.

The annual Military Communication and Information Systems conference showcased the latest information and communication technologies with updates from the military on major projects.

The issue faced by the ADF today is that existing communications and information networks were not “designed” as an integrated system and do not appear to be a good foundation upon which to build the 
5th Generation Force the ADF is acquiring.

The JP9102 Phase 1 program office for the next generation of satcom technologies held an industry briefing session in Canberra at the end of September, with 170 companies registering 
for the event.

The British government has confirmed that it was in discussion with Boeing and the RAAF about the potential for the E-7 Wedgetail to replace its current Sentry fleet.

Lockheed Martin has selected Harris to develop and deliver the next generation Integrated Core Processor (ICP) for the F-35 fighter jet.

BAE Systems has selected South Australian company Dedicated Systems to provide the software that will be integral to the upgrade of the Jindalee Operational Radar Network.

Boeing Defence Australia showcased the latest iteration of battlefield communications capability it is delivering to Defence under Project Currawong (Land 2072 Phase 2B) on May 17.

The University of South Australia and partners are testing drones that can see through the canopy.

Now integrated into the Defence Innovation Hub, Defence’s successful Capability Technology Demonstrator (CTD) program has spawned some cutting edge technologies, with many in the Electronic Warfare (EW) domain.