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APC Technology debuts new defence ready GVA smart display

APC Technology debuts new defence ready GVA smart display

APC Technology launched the new Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA) smart display at Land Forces 2021.

APC Technology launched the new Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA) smart display at Land Forces 2021.

The GVA smart display has been designed and manufactured by APC Technology in Adelaide, and the company is on track to deliver three prototypes in June 2021 as part of the program.

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As the first Australian company that can supply a GVA smart display, Scott Begbie, managing director of APC Technology, said the company's proven track record in the supply of tactical displays within the defence sector is key to delivering a GVA smart display that is designed and built onshore.

"This experience has enabled us to design and manufacture a GVA display which aligns with the Commonwealth’s SICP plan for land combat and protected vehicles,” Begbie said.

The 10.4-inch smart display is an ultra-rugged smart display capable of hosting C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) application for tactical and combat vehicles.

Designed to process data rich information in real time, the unit has been engineered to share common CPU and I/Os, and is built on a modular system to enable integration with a range of display sizes.

“C4 EDGE is a defence industry co-operative of C4 subject matter experts leading a communications program scoping the demonstration of a sovereign land battlegroup and below communications environment for the Australian Army," Begbie added.

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C4 EDGE plans to deliver a proof-of-concept demonstration by the end of 2021 that shows the capability of Australian industry to further develop a protected, integrated and supportable sovereign system for land battlegroup and communication environments.

According to Matthew Jones, GM Land C4I of EOS Defence Systems and lead of the C4 EDGE project, the C4 EDGE team is rapidly moving towards meeting its goal of a proof-of-concept by the end of this year.

"APC is an invaluable partner of our 20-strong team whose sole aim is to help build a better Australian C4 battlegroup and below solution for the Australian soldier," Jones said.

[Related: Thales, Microsoft team up with SMEs to launch new tactical cloud platform]

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha Tupas

Journalist – Defence and Security, Momentum Media

Nastasha is a Journalist at Momentum Media, she reports extensively across veterans issues, cyber security and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. Previously, she was a Content Producer at Verizon Media, a Digital Producer for Yahoo! 7 and Channel 7, a Digital Journalist at Sky News Australia, as well as a Website Manager and Digital Producer at SBS Australia. She started her career in media as a Video Producer and Digital News Presenter at News Corp Australia.

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