The MOU will allow the companies to pursue innovation and joint business opportunities where their combined strengths in advanced satellite communications, product and systems integration and network management software will create winning solutions.
In announcing the MOU, DataPath chief operating officer Brad Majeres said, "A partnership between DataPath and Clearbox Systems offers a powerful source of advanced communications technology and proven systems for both military and commercial applications.
"It's a natural partnership between DataPath and Clearbox that will deliver new value and an enhanced integrated user experience for DataPath systems employed by the ADF. The partnership also enables us to jointly develop innovative solutions to solve emerging challenges for the ADF in complex environments."
Jeremy Hallett, executive director of Clearbox Systems, said, "Our customer, the ADF, is rightly demanding that companies collaborate in order to bring the best technologies together to deliver improved capability for the warfighter. Clearbox Systems and DataPath have listened, and this partnership will see us bring together and enhance systems we each have successfully delivered to the ADF over the years to better support the ADF's operations.
"Partnering with DataPath, a significant global provider of advanced and secure communications solutions, is a boost for the future of Clearbox Systems and also shows that the Australian defence industry has a lot to offer on the world stage. It has been a pleasure to work with DataPath to establish this partnership as we have focused on a shared desire to exceed our customer's expectations of how we can meet the ADF's future communications challenges."
Clearbox Systems is a technology company focused on developing new approaches and techniques for the operation and management of communications networks and the electromagnetic spectrum. Australian-based Clearbox Systems locally designs, develops and manufactures software and hardware solutions to provide a flexible and unique response to their customer's needs.
DataPath designs advanced and secure communications solutions tailored to the unique requirements of defence, aerospace, broadcast, government and critical infrastructure clients. Its solutions include a wide range of field communications and information technology products, including satellite communication systems, network management software and cyber security services.