C4I + EW

The ADF has a need to communicate with deployed forces around the world. Space based communications support global, long-range, high-capacity communication links for the effective and efficient exchange of information.

A major component of the ADF’s largest battlespace communications overhaul in a generation is one third complete with introduction into service activity for Release 1 of Project JP2072 Phase 2B I-BTN (Integrated Battlefield Telecommunications Network) now taking place.

Under the contract, Harris will manufacture and deliver IDECM jammers for the RAAF F/A-18E/F Super Hornets.

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

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.

DST Group’s National Security and ISR Division (NISD) have been actively developing an indigenous Passive Radar experimental capability over the last 10 years.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

A gruelling two-year trial using some 160 tablet devices in Army training found all but one survived, offering tangible savings and other benefits to training, Major James Rogers of the HQ Forces Command told Australian Defence Magazine.

The Network Centric Warfare (NCW) Roadmap 2009 is undergoing a significant transformation, incorporating fast-moving developments of a joint network concept that is still being initialised.