A consortium of 31 companies involved in delivering C4-Edge – command, control, communications and computers – technologies hosted a capability demonstration at Majura Range in Canberra on December 6.
CAPTION: Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, AO, DSC, MVO, speaks with an Australian industry employee at the C4-EDGE capability display at Russell Offices in Canberra. Story by Captain Sarah Kelly. Photo by Sergeant Cameron Pegg.
Another showcase was held at Russell Offices on December 8.
C4-Edge is a partnership between the Australian Army and Defence industry, which aims to understand innovative industry developments to meet Army’s high-level land capability needs.
The C4-Edge consortium, led by Electro Optic Systems (EOS), showcased world-class tactical communication systems at Majura that will deliver technologically competitive sovereign C4 capabilities to enable Army’s land force combat elements into the future.
EOS CEO Matthew Jones said the results of the cooperative effort were outstanding.
“Army’s willingness to lean forward into what we have to offer and support the development of Defence Industry in the C4 domain is really promising,” Mr Jones said.
Senior Army leaders attended the events, including the Head of Land Capability Major General Simon Stuart.
“These partnerships are vital to ensure we secure Australian sovereign Defence Industry and intellectual property while increasing the pace of capability development,” Major General Stuart said.
“We see significant opportunities into the future.”
C4-Edge is an example of Army maintaining a capability-development edge by engaging directly with Australian industry.