NSW-based, GME is the latest defence SME to join the seventeen Australian companies in the C4 EDGE (Evolutionary Digital Ground Environment) Communications Programme revealed on Friday.
Headquartered in Winston Hills, GME designs and manufactures RF communication systems, including encrypted radios and emergency beacons which will be a key feature of the programme developing a sovereign land communications environment for the Australian Army.
Initially the group, led by space, communications and defence group Electro Optic Systems, will develop and demonstrate by the end of 2021 a new communications system to be used at the level of the battlegroup and below.
The C4 EDGE programme will grow and demonstrate Australian C4 (command control communications and computers) industry capacity.
Because of Covid-19 restrictions, programme members are being welcomed into the group in a series of local events.
GME’s CEO Warwick Clancy said: “GME are very excited to participate in this once in a life time Australian industry opportunity.
“We are looking forward to delivering value to the Army in conjunction with other like minded Australian organisations via EOS and the C4 EDGE programme.”
GME joins ACT partners 1LM, 3ME, Insitec, Kord Defence, Outlander Solutions, Penten, SkyKraft, and XTEC announced last week in Canberra.
Picture: Electro Optic Systems/ L-R Peter Cooke, Vivek Khatri, Allen Mekerdichian, Warwick Clancy, Filip Zalio.
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