Lockheed Martin and Clearbox Integration


Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) and Clearbox Systems have successfully completed critical ground segment software integration as part of their teaming for JP9102.

Activities have seen engineers from both companies joining forces to integrate Clearbox’s Foresight Centralised Monitoring and Control (CMC) and Electromagnetic Spectrum Management (ESM) applications with LMA’s Integrated Ground Environment demonstrator.

This has included integration with LMA’s control segment software, as well as enhancing Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) applications for cybersecurity and operational capabilities. Use of these open-source capabilities maximises the Commonwealth’s flexibility when considering vendors and solutions, while providing an additional element of sovereignty.

“By investing in systems integration at this early stage, Lockheed Martin Australia is minimising technical risk and ensuring it can more seamlessly deliver an operationally superior MILSATCOM solution in a timeframe that meets Defence’s schedule requirements,” said Chris Jewell, JP9102 Program Director, Lockheed Martin Space.

“Lockheed Martin Australia’s enduring relationship with Clearbox is representative of our broader commitment to investing in and developing the capabilities of Australian SMEs, and strengthening the nation’s Defence and Space industries.”

“Through its JP9102 campaign, Lockheed Martin Australia is generating significant opportunities for Australian industry team members like Clearbox to grow their space capabilities. It’s a win-win situation, providing Lockheed Martin Australia access to world-leading software solutions, and Clearbox access to the resources needed to grow our team and expand our offering,” said Matt Collins-Leslie, Chief Executive Officer of Clearbox Systems.

“Clearbox is proud to be working alongside Lockheed Martin Australia and some of our nation’s leading defence SMEs to ensure the effective and timely delivery of a world-class, sovereign military satellite communications solution for Defence.”

In addition to Clearbox, LMA has engaged a network of Australian industry organisations to deliver solutions and supply chain opportunities for JP9102, including Av-Comm, Blacktree, Calytrix Technologies, Conscia, DXC, EM Solutions, Inovor Technologies, Linfox, Ronson Gears, Shoal Group and STEM Punks.


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