Recruitment opens for SATCOM Lead

Clearbox Systems is a global leader in the design and delivery of SATCOM Ground Segment solutions, whether it be Groundstation / Terminal Network design and deployment or the Control Segment.

In particular, Clearbox Systems has been developing its SATCOM Control Segment offering for over a decade. Using locally developed products integrated with world-leading partner products we deliver a system-of-systems approach to combined Space and Ground SATCOM operations.

We delivery our SATCOM solutions to Government, Military, Satellite Operator and NewSpace customers around the world.

We are seeking an experience SATCOM leader to take charge of our SATCOM program to maintain our leadership and take our solutions to the next level.

Head to our careers page to see more detail and apply.


Rethinking Research Translation: Solutions to Drive New Technology

Our Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett, will be part of a panel for the next webinar in APR.Intern’s research translation services. Showcasing an expert panel, discussion will focus on the theory of knowledge transfer and its practical application driving Australian business innovation.


24 September 2020, 1pm – 2pm (AEST)

Themes for exploration include:

  • Understanding of research translation, its application and benefits.
  • The industry-university research gap; why it exists and solutions to improve collaboration.
  • How network specialists, Clearbox Systems, utilises academic expertise.

Who should attend?

  • Members of the the Australian Innovation Community, entrepreneurs, start-ups, innovators and service providers.
  • Researchers, industry and Government representatives interested in solutions to bridge Australia’s research translation gap.

Click through to see the full line up and register.

Clearbox Systems First International Graduate Of Lockheed Martin Industry Mentor Program

Greg Reid, Clearbox Systems Managing Director; Joe North, Lockheed Martin Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive; Jeremy Hallett, Clearbox Systems Executive Director.

CANBERRA, 16 September 2020: As part of its ongoing commitment to the development of Australian industry capability, Lockheed Martin Australia has confirmed Australian communications networks and electromagnetic spectrum operations technology leader Clearbox Systems as the inaugural international graduate of the Mentor Protégé Program (MPP).

As the first company outside of the United States (US) to participate in, and complete, the MPP, Clearbox Systems received extensive mentoring from top Lockheed Martin executives in Australia and the US over a 13-month period, covering best practice human resource processes, business ethics, product management, competitive intelligence and cyber security readiness.

Lockheed Martin Australia Chief Executive Joe North presented Clearbox Systems Executive Director, Jeremy Hallett, with a commemorative plaque acknowledging the achievement at Lockheed Martin’s state-of-the-art Endeavour Centre, Canberra. He congratulated Mr. Hallett and the Clearbox team, referencing the MPP as a further example of the company’s ability to support and develop Australian defence industry capability.

“As an Australian defence prime we take our responsibility to provide tools to enable the rapid growth of innovative Australian companies through improved capacity and capability very seriously,” he said. “The Mentor Protégé Program is as intense as it is extensive, and we congratulate Clearbox Systems as the program’s inaugural international industry graduate,” he said.

“We are proud to contribute to Australia’s sovereign defence capabilities and the Mentor Protégé Program will provide further opportunities to partner with local industry and boost skills while creating jobs and providing greater access to global supply chains.”

Commenting at the Canberra event, Jeremy Hallett, Executive Director, Clearbox Systems thanked the Lockheed Martin mentors and highlighted the extraordinary breadth of knowledge his team had been exposed to over the 13-month program.

“We are proud to be the first company outside of the US to complete the prestigious Lockheed Martin Mentor Protégé Program.  It was a privilege to be selected and I am extremely grateful to the Lockheed Martin team for their support and willingness to increase our capacity with the capabilities we need to make us more internationally competitive,” he said. “Clearbox Systems has already started to benefit from the program and, as we have more than doubled our workforce and continue to innovate with new intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and electronic warfare and space domain awareness technologies, we look forward to the possibility of future partnership opportunities with Lockheed Martin.”

Lockheed Martin Australia’s Head of Industrial Development, Christopher Hess, explained the company’s approach to industry development and noted the company is aiming to allow more Australian companies to benefit from the MPP.

“When looking for future technology partners, Lockheed Martin fundamentally invests in enhancing the capabilities of innovative companies, and Clearbox Systems is a case in point,” he said. “It’s not enough to just have a great idea or product, we need partners that have the business acumen to grow innovative, sustainable businesses that can compete for Global Supply Chain contracts, and the MPP has already helped Clearbox Systems to achieve just that.”

Lockheed Martin Australia is committed to the further development of Australia’s world-class sovereign defence industry capability. This will include initiatives such as the MPP to continue to support the upskilling of small-to-medium enterprises so they can be competitive on the global stage.


Recruitment opens for ISREW Lead

Clearbox Systems is making significant internal investment in our Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare (ISREW) solutions as well as securing external funding and customer contracts to drive the program forward.

We are seeking an experienced ISREW operator to take charge of our ISREW program, leading a rapidly growing team to create something world leading and customer centric.

We apply our technology to sense and shape the electromagnetic spectrum in order to deliver a 5th generation ISREW effect.

Head to our careers page to see more detail and apply.

Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority funding support

Clearbox Systems is pleased to have been awarded funding through the Sovereign Industrial Capability Grants Program.

The work we do falls into two Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities:

  1. Advanced signal processing capability in electronic warfare, cyber and information security, and signature management technologies and operations.
  2. Surveillance and intelligence data collection, analysis dissemination and complex systems integration.

We are investing heavily in our staff, technology and facilities in order to provide a local capability to understand, design, develop and use technology in these priority areas to support Defence in its objectives.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said the latest funding support awarded through the Program will boost innovation and investment in Australian Defence Force Capability.

Click here for the full announcement.

Space Domain Awareness collaboration with UNSW Canberra extended

UNSW Canberra and Canberra based SME Clearbox Systems have been successful in securing additional Commonwealth funding to continue their collaborative research program.

The next phase of research will see experts from UNSW Canberra Space work alongside Clearbox Systems to study and identify opportunities for passive radio frequency (RF) signal monitoring to support capabilities in Space Domain Awareness (SDA).

The key activities undertaken will be focused on assembling prototype passive RF sensing hardware from commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components and analysing its performance.

The team will also advise on concepts and techniques for storage of passive RF sensing data in a way that would be compatible with the broad Space Situational Awareness (SSA) community.

UNSW Canberra Space researcher, Associate Professor Andrew Lambert said that it is expected that there will be at least a 20-fold increase in the number of active Low Earth Orbit satellites in the next 5 years, and a similar increase in the total mass in low earth orbit.

“It is wise to develop a variety of capabilities to monitor their health and interaction. We are pleased to continue our collaborations with Defence related industry through the UNSW Defence Research Institute.

“This collaboration furthers progress in a priority area for the Australian space research community. We are glad to be working with Clearbox Systems on this project which is focused on delivering real world solutions by addressing user needs and opportunities,” he said.

Jeremy Hallett, Executive Director of Clearbox Systems, said the company is excited to be working again with UNSW Canberra Space, and sees this project as further establishing Australia, and Canberra, as a world leader in SDA.

“We have numerous programs underway with UNSW Canberra. They are an indispensable academic partner as we drive commercialisation of our Space Domain Awareness technologies,” he said.

The funding was awarded as part of the Innovation Connections grant program. Innovation Connections assists businesses to understand their research needs, connect with the research sector and fund collaborative research projects.

The UNSW Defence Research Institute facilitated the engagement with Clearbox Systems and UNSW Canberra Space. The research institute continues to provide liaison support and advice to Clearbox Systems and UNSW Canberra Space on delivering key research outcomes to support the national interest.

VADM (ret’d) Paul Maddison, Director of the UNSW Defence Research Institute, said this project highlights the role that research plays in developing innovative capabilities for Australian industry and the wider Defence sector.

“Our relationship with Clearbox Systems continues to grow from strength to strength. Supporting UNSW researchers and Australian industry partners in delivering capability to meet global challenges is fundamental to our mission at the Defence Research Institute.” he said.

UNSW Canberra Space is a world-class team with facilities to enable end-to-end space mission capability. From its base at UNSW Canberra, the team play a leading role in shaping and developing the Australian space industry to meet global challenges.

ANU Techlauncher, Semester 2 2020

Clearbox Systems is pleased to once again be involved with the Australian National University TechLauncher program for Semester 2, 2020.

TechLauncher is an initiative which enables students to develop the research and professional skills required to use technology to bring great ideas to life and have a positive impact on our society.

Mentored by one of our talented engineers, the student team this semester are attempting to use Computer Vision to detect antennas within overhead Satellite Imagery. Stretch goals include determining antenna size, pointing angles and other characteristics.

Capability Spotlight: Electronics

While our software solutions are well known, our electronics business is rapidly growing.

In particular our Spectre line of RF electronics products has gained traction in Military, National Security and Research applications. Customers are demanding open, non-proprietary methods for RF signal processing and Spectre delivers just that.

We design, perform some manufacturing and assemble our electronics products in house in our security accredited laboratory facilities in Sydney.

Outside of our products, this expertise is leveraged to provide support to 1000s of third party equipment deployments around the world. We perform repair, component replacement and refurbishment services in support of numerous applications.

Get in touch if you have electronics needs and lets see what we can do together.

Federal government funding for Space Domain Awareness

Clearbox Systems was pleased to welcome our local member (in Sydney) The Hon. John Alexander MP, member for Bennelong, to our facility in Macquarie Park.

John came to congratulate Clearbox Systems on our new $13.5 million Space Domain Awareness program that includes $3 million of funding from the the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources under their CRC-P program.

Our Managing Director, Greg Reid, had the opportunity to explain the program and also other aspects of our business.

John even managed to rustle up a novelty cheque to commemorate the occasion!

We locally design, develop and manufacture innovative software and hardware solutions to provide a flexible and unique response to our customers needs.

Business Spotlight: Broadcast, Media and Telco

It isn’t all Defence and Space for us here at Clearbox Systems.

Did you know we have deep capabilities covering Broadcast, Media and Telecommunications for commercial markets?

In fact, most of our biggest deployments enable the transmission of TV and Radio on national scale.

From Australia, across Asia, through the United States and into Africa – if you have interacted with Broadcast, Telco or Media systems – chances are you have come into contact with one of our systems.

We locally design, develop and manufacture innovative software and hardware solutions to provide a flexible and unique response to our customers needs.