Cubic Corporation’s mission solutions business division has demonstrated expeditionary command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions for the ADF and its growing expeditionary ambitions.
As Australia continues to develop its expeditionary capabilities, leveraging the reorganisation of the each of the services to support the 'joint force' concept, Cubic has highlighted a number of their mission solutions business' key developments aimed at supporting the growing shift in Australia's military capabilities, including:
- Atlas Strike: The Atlas Strike platform is an integrated and flexible software-defined C4ISR solution, which provides combat elements with the tools to enable precision targeting, strike and enhanced situational awareness. With the Unified Video server at its core, the Atlas Strike platform increases performance, reduces resourcing needs and decreases satellite transmission rates by up to 50 per cent.
- Secure networking solutions: The DTECH M3X product family boasts the industry’s lowest size, weight and power (SWaP), allowing users to operate in austere environments, with ruggedised modules consisting of a network switch, router, application server and smart battery power.
- Satellite communications (SATCOM): Cubic’s GATR 1.2-metre inflatable, ultra-portable SATCOM and networking systems enable superior performance to rigid deployable products of similar pack-out volume and weight. The GATR system is also available in 2.4- and 4-metre sizes with up to 85 per cent reduction in SWaP.
The growing expeditionary capabilities of Army and Navy, with increasing focus on amphibious operations supported by platforms like the Canberra Class Amphibious Warfare Ships, and the highly effective strike packages involving F/A-18 Hornets, Super Hornets, E-7A Wedgetails and KC-30 refuelling tankers deployed to the Middle East, has highlighted the growing need for reliable, modern, efficient and secure command and control, communications and ISR solutions for deployed ADF forces.
"Cubic’s expeditionary C4ISR capabilities provide operational advantages for our customers at the tactical edge," said Mike Twyman, president of Cubic mission solutions.
Reliable communication and command systems, that remain secure and effective in multiple complex threat environments, are necessary for linking decision makers and operations on the ground. Cubic's mission systems used the 2018 MilCIS conference to highlight the solutions they can provide the ADF.
"Our solutions are interoperable, modular and deployable to enable mobility and improve resiliency in communications. We look forward to the opportunity to showcase our capabilities to the Australian Defence Force," Twyman said.
Cubic is a technology-driven provider of integrated solutions that increase situational understanding for transportation, defence C4ISR and training customers worldwide to decrease urban congestion and improve military's effectiveness and operational readiness.
MilCIS is an Australian conference that focuses strategically on the crucial technologies, products, systems and services associated with military communications and information systems.
Taking place in November every year, MilCIS facilitates a continuing dialogue between Department of Defence employees, contractors, industry and researchers to discuss current and developing technological capabilities, project initiatives and operational requirements.