GDS prepares to deliver secure deployable facility to Defence


Defence contractor Global Defence Solutions has announced that it is preparing to deliver a Zone 4-certified deployable secure container, manufactured at its Nowra facility, to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

In a statement on Thursday, the Alkath Group subsidiary said its deployable facility is housed in a 10-foot secure container, made to ADF standards, and “provides a cost-effective and portable method of protecting and securely processing electronic classified information.” An official delivery date was not shared.

GDS General Manager Jeromy Bendall said that designing and building the facility locally “supports Australia’s self-reliance and pedigree in defence manufacturing in the increasingly important field of cyber security.

“It provides the ADF with a deployable, secure facility, offering a level of security and functionality needed in locations where such facilities were previously unavailable.”

Certification and oversight processes to achieve Zone 4 standards involved close collaboration with the Department of Defence’s Directorate of Security Assurance (DoSA), the company said.

The container comes with “advanced air conditioning systems, sophisticated noise attenuation technologies and stringent security measures.” 

Picture: Bendall and Claire Ikin – Project Manager (supplied)

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