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Allectum, SME Gateway win RAAF contract to deliver sustainment office capability for the Distributed Ground Station – Australia

The Distributed Ground Station – Australia (DGS-AUS) is designed to analyse data collected by the Royal Australian Air Force’s airborne-ISR capabilities.

The Distributed Ground Station – Australia (DGS-AUS) is designed to analyse data collected by the Royal Australian Air Force’s airborne-ISR capabilities.

The sustainment office capability is designed to enable the RAAF to address both their current needs, while preparing for additional abilities delivered as part of the AIR 3503 program.

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In order to achieve this contract, Allectum explained that they utilise their team of veterans who have years of work experience with the defence force’s ICT structure to support the RAAF’s fifth generation platforms.

“This capability has created a number of jobs, 80 per cent of which are filled by veterans. A fantastic opportunity to support the community and to provide real capability to Defence,” Jeremy Stredwick, co-owner and director of Allectum, said.

Not only does the GSA-AUS anlayse data from the RAAF’s ISR aircraft, but also integrates into Australia’s national intelligence architecture to fuse collected information and provide enhanced situational awareness.

Late last year, Allectum and the SANS Institute partnered to launch their 2022 Veterans Cyber Academy Scholarship, offering 20 veterans opportunities to study a free cyber security training program.

“This course provides exactly what students need to go from zero technical and security knowledge to a level of sufficient theoretical understanding and applied practical skills that enables them to speak the same language as industry professionals. Students will then undertake the GFACT certification exam,” the program outlined.

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According to Allectum, the scholarship was designed to help upskill veterans and their spouses to provide additional employment opportunities. The launch of the program comes after successful SANS Institute cyber academies were rolled out in the US and UK.

Following an initial aptitude assessment and selection process, the successful candidates will undergo a 16-week training academy. The training is held online and out of hours.

The 16-week academy is centred over three courses, with each course culminating in an exam and recognised cyber security qualification. The company confirmed that the participants will be provided with support and mentoring from industry professionals throughout the course.

An Allectum spokesperson further confirmed that the company will help engage with cyber security employers to find placement opportunities after the completion of the academy.  

[Related: Allectum, SANS Institute launch Veterans Cyber Academy Scholarship for 2022]

Allectum, SME Gateway win RAAF contract to deliver sustainment office capability for the Distributed Ground Station – Australia
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