C4i boasts of record defence exports


Austrian-owned C4i Pty Ltd has boasted of a 37 per cent rise in its hardware and software systems exports in a single year.

The Melbourne business said in a statement it had achieved the largest value of export orders in its history, with orders reaching $33.6 million.

C4i delivers Secure Communication System technology to the RAAF and international customers including: the US Air Force and Marine Corps, UK Ministry of Defence, Canadian Department of National Defence, Taiwan Airforce, and the Qatar Ministry of Defense.

C4i managing director Darren Gardner said: “Over the last six years we’ve achieved an average yearly growth of 31 per cent in export order value, with international customers accounting for an average of 87 per cent of our total order value”.

C4i, part of the Austrian Frequentis Group, offers customers ‘any radio – anywhere’ flexibility, as well as internet protocol data, telephony, facility control, and recording.

C4i said that it planned to expand from current employment 120 high-tech engineering jobs locally and in its supplier network with ‘further hardware and software Intellectual Property’ being transferred to C4i in Melbourne.

Gardner said: “Our processes, facilities and people are embedded in comprehensive compliance and security framework that allows access to controlled United States technology and to perform critical work for defence organisations.

“This forms the basis for further growing C4i in both the Australian and the Defence export market.”

Picture: C4i

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