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Boeing highlights Currawong progress, eyes Five Eyes alliance

7th September 2018 - 01:15 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Adelaide


This week Boeing Defence Australia sent the last of 56 nodes to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) as part of its A$650 million ($468 million) contract under Project Currawong, which is replacing Parakeet equipment via Project JP2072 Phase 2B.

These nodes are part of Release 1 of the overall Currawong project, which is delivering a deployable battlespace communications system to the ADF. This Integrated Battlespace Telecommunications Network (IBTN) provides all the communications infrastructure necessary to connect unit nodes with each other and to a central headquarters.

Ian Vett, program director of Currawong C3I solutions at Boeing, said Release 1 should

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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