The Australian Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC has announced that Satellite Ground Station – West (SGS-W), delivered under Joint Project 2008 Phase 3F has achieved Final Operating Capability (FOC).
SGS-W provides an anchoring capability to Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) satellites primarily located over the Indian Ocean.
Clearbox Systems was awarded its first even Defence contract, signed in September 2009, to delivery our SATCOM technology to run SGS-W.
Whilst the official FOC announcement has only just come, we are proud that our software has been running operationally for many years.
This initial success in taking our commercial-centric solution and adapting it for a Defence end use has opened up a whole new, fulfilling and exciting part of our business that is still growing today.
Click to read the Minister’s full announcement.