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Canberra-based cyber security specialist Penten has joined Airbus’s Team Maier which is bidding for the ADF’s JP9102 sovereign SATCOM project.
Asia Pacific Defence Reporter (APDR) says Penten will provide ground segment sovereign encryption for the JP9102 program.
Working in tandem with other Team Maier partners, says APDR, Penten will design and build the transmission security module to ensure that Australia’s military SATCOM capability cannot be jammed or intercepted. The solution will leverage Penten’s AltoCrypt Stik technology, which enables the safe exchange of sensitive information using modern devices and is Approved for Use by the Australian Signals Directorate.
Penten will apply its encryption technology to Airbus Defence and Space’s proprietary Proteus software defined radio (SDR) modem to deliver a battle-proven, high bandwidth, and resilient anti-jamming solution capable of mitigating interference from even the most sophisticated foreign entities. With Team Maier going further than any other bid in its commitment to Australian Industry Capability (AIC), Penten will be offered the opportunity to evolve the Proteus modem into a domestic solution suitable to addressing Australia’s future needs.
Last month Penten was selected by Lockheed Martin Australia to investigate and design a cyber security framework that supports the prime contractor’s bid for the RAAF’s Joint Air Battle Management System project, AIR 6500 Phase 1. Lockheed Martin Australia is also a bidder for JP9102.