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15 Jul 21. US Army IBCS Flight Test Demonstrates Joint Engagement in Electronic Attack Environment. Northrop Grumman integrates widest variety of sensors to date into IBCS for successful intercept of cruise missile target. The U.S. Army successfully engaged a cruise missile target in an highly contested electronic attack environment during a developmental flight test using the Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS).
The test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico demonstrated the integration of IBCS and the U.S. Marine Corps AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) system, also manufactured by Northrop Grumman. The flight test incorporated first-time live testing and demonstration of a Joint Track Manager Capability (JTMC) which provided a bridge between IBCS and the Navy’s Cooperative Engagement Capability (CEC), enabling the sharing of G/ATOR track data on the IBCS Integrated Fire Control Network (IFCN). With support from Lockheed Martin, the flight test architecture also incorporated two F-35 combat aircraft integrated on the IFCN with on board sensors contributing to the IBCS developed joint composite track used to perform the engagement.
“The integration of additional sensors from multiple services continues to show the power inherent in the IBCS architecture and design to incorporate and integrate joint sensors across multiple domains,” said Christine Harbison, vice president and general manager, combat systems and mission readiness, Northrop Grumman. “By enabling joint operation and utilizing multiple sensors operating in various bands, IBCS was able to operate through the electronic attack environment so soldiers can identify, track and ultimately intercept the threat.”
Two surrogate cruise missiles were launched in the test, one performing the electronic attack mission to disrupt radar performance, and the other flying a threat profile targeting friendly assets. Soldiers of the 3-6 Air and Missile Defense Test Detachment used IBCS to track the surrogate cruise missile targets, identify the threatening missile, and launch a Patriot Advanced Capability Three (PAC-3) interceptor.
The latest flight test success integrated the widest variety of sensors to date on the IFCN for an IBCS test, including one Marine Corps G/ATOR, two Army Sentinel radars, one Army Patriot radar and two U.S. Air Force F-35 fighter aircraft.
The Gallium Nitride-based AN/TPS-80 G/ATOR is a digital, software-defined advanced Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) multi-mission radar that provides comprehensive real time, full-sector, 360-degree situational tracking against a broad array of threats.
This was the eighth of eight successful developmental or operational flight tests performed with the IBCS program. The test was conducted as risk reduction prior to beginning the Initial Operational Test & Evaluation (IOT&E) phase this fall. IOT&E is a comprehensive test of IBCS system performance which will be conducted under realistic operational conditions prior to system employment. The IOT&E informs a Department of Defense and U.S. Army initial operational capability decision.
Northrop Grumman is pioneering joint all-domain command and control with IBCS. The system’s resilient, open, modular, scalable architecture is foundational to deploying a truly integrated network of all available assets in the battlespace, regardless of source, service or domain. IBCS enables the efficient and affordable integration of current and future systems, including assets deployed over IP-enabled networks, counter-UAS systems, 4th- and 5th-generation aircraft, space-based sensors and more. It senses, identifies, tracks and defeats evolving air and missile threats, enabling revolutionary “all-domain, every sensor, best effector” operations.
14 Jul 21. UK’s Nexus combat cloud ready for operational use. The combat cloud developed by the United Kingdom to network all of its future aircraft and other platforms is now ready to be used operationally, the chief of the Royal Air Force (RAF) announced on 14 July.
Speaking at the Air and Space Power Association’s Global Air Chiefs conference in London, Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston noted the milestone for the Nexus combat cloud that has been devised under the Project ‘Astra’ effort develop a ‘next-generation air force’.
“Data from any sensor on any platform can now be flagged to any user … at the speed of light”, ACM Wigston said.
News that combat cloud is now operationally ready comes some 12 months after the RAF disclosed that it was experimenting with Nexus aboard an Airbus Voyager tanker-transport aircraft as an airborne information node for multidomain operations.
The Babel Fish VII experiment put the Nexus data platform aboard a Voyager, alongside a cloud’-based app called Deckard and a micro digitalised server called Raven. While the Babel Fish events to date have dealt with sharing information between the ‘fourth-generation’ Eurofighter Typhoon and the ‘fifth-generation’ Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II combat aircraft, this latest series of tests was geared at examining how different airborne systems are inter-connected and able to communicate. The Babel Fish tests that included Nexus have been conducted by the RAF Rapid Capabilities Office [RCO] RCO Air Information Experimentation [AIX] programme that was set up in 2019. (Source: Jane’s)
14 Jul 21. Ethics Key to AI Development, Austin Says. China — along with the United States and partners — are all hoping to come out on top when it comes to the mastery and application of artificial intelligence. But the Defense Department and its partners don’t just aim to be masters of AI, they aim to do it ethically, said the secretary of defense.
“China’s leaders have made clear they intend to be globally dominant in AI by the year 2030,” Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III said during remarks to the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence. “Beijing already talks about using AI for a range of missions — from surveillance to cyberattacks to autonomous weapons.”
The U.S. military has its sights on the same target, Austin said. But its approach is going to be different.
“In the AI realm as in many others, we understand that China is our pacing challenge,” he said. “We’re going to compete to win, but we’re going to do it the right way. We’re not going to cut corners on safety, security or ethics. And our watchwords are ‘responsibility’ and ‘results.’ And we don’t believe for a minute that we have to sacrifice one for the other.”
The department’s “responsible AI” effort, Austin said, is at the center of ensuring the DOD does AI the right way.
“Responsible AI is the place where cutting-edge tech meets timeless values. You see, we don’t believe that we need to choose between them, and we don’t believe doing so would work,” he said. “Our use of AI must reinforce our democratic values, protect our rights, ensure our safety, and defend our privacy.”
The Defense Department’s use of AI, Austin said, will enhance its military operations, which is why those efforts are being pursued.
“But nothing is going to change America’s commitment to the laws of war and the principles of our democracy,” he said.
We’re going to compete to win, but we’re going to do it the right way. We’re not going to cut corners on safety, security or ethics.”
Lloyd J. Austin III, Secretary of Defense
Right now in the department, Austin said, there are more than 600 efforts underway to enhance the nation’s defense using artificial intelligence.
“[That is] significantly more than just a year ago,” he said. “And that includes the Artificial Intelligence and Data Acceleration initiative, which brings AI to bear on operational data.”
Also included there is Project Salus, which began in March 2020 in partnership with the National Guard, Austin said. Project Salus used artificial intelligence to help predict shortages for things like water, medicine and supplies used in the COVID fight.
Also included in the current AI efforts is the Pathfinder Project, which Austin said is an algorithm-driven system to help the department better detect airborne threats by using AI to fuse data from military, commercial and government sensors in real time.
Increasing the department’s AI capability and providing tools to better enable warfighters will mean getting the right people on board to make it happen, Austin said. That’s not just civilian experts on the topic; it means service members, as well, he said.
Austin said DOD is going to have to do a lot better at recruiting, training and retaining talented people — which are often young people — who can lead the department into and through the AI revolution. “That means creating new career paths and new incentives. And it means including tech skills as a part of basic-training programs.”
Emerging technologies, he said, are going to be at the center of the department’s strategic development, Austin said, and the department must overcome its ingrained culture of risk aversion.
“We need to smarten up our sluggish pace of acquisition,” he said. “And we need to more vigorously recruit talented people and not scare them away. In today’s world, in today’s department, innovation cannot be an afterthought. It is the ballgame.” (Source: US DoD)
12 Jul 21. US Army Seeks New Tech For Capability Set 25. More quickly, efficiently, and effectively getting soldiers the working tech they need is a big goal of the capability sets.
The US Army is inviting partners to submit white papers for new tech to be potentially adopted as part of its Capability Set 25.
Capability sets are intended to enhance the Army’s tech and prepare the service for All Domain Operations. The Army’s tactical network is viewed as the bedrock of this initiative. Beginning in 2021, sets are scheduled to be released every two years, with the goal of incrementally adding new tech that builds upon, expands, and improves existing capabilities.
Capability sets entail a range of tech, but focus broadly on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data management, advanced waveforms, and mission command applications. For Capability Set 25, the Army is seeking white papers for new tech in three areas:
- C4ISR Modular Open Suite of Standards Radio Technologies — The goal is continued development of radios that meet open standards, while providing new and enhanced capabilities, such as multi-wave software-defined radio cards, crypto cards, and the ability to host multiple waveforms on a single card.
- SATCOM Modernization — The goal is to “streamline” the Army’s tactical satellite modem product line while shrinking its logistical footprint through the use of less hardware, virtualization, or both.
- Predicted Combat Power Using Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning — The goal is to develop data sets and analytics capability to support supply chain logistics and predictive combat power.
The Army’s Cross-Functional Network team and the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Command, Control, and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) will be reviewing white papers. Papers are due by July 20 and can be submitted via the Joint Communications Marketplace.
Army leaders view modernizing the service’s tactical network as fundamental to achieving an envisioned sensor-to-shooter kill chain, enabled by efficient transmission of data from a variety of sources, including satellites, to forward-deployed joint forces operating in contested environments.
Army Maj. Gen. Peter Gallagher, who heads the service’s network modernization effort for Futures Command, said this spring, “We’ve got to be able to win in the information decision domain, and we are winning right now. Without the network, all the other modernization efforts are just stovepipe dreams.”
Ultimately, Gallagher said the Army’s goal is to improve Joint All Domain Command and Control’s “speed, range, convergence, and dominance,” stressing what the Army has taken to calling “decision dominance” — the ability to outthink and outmaneuver the enemy so thoroughly it cannot prevail.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville this spring also emphasized the Army’s need to accelerate the cycle between identifying needed new tech and fielding operational versions of that tech. McConville said this cycle must take a few years and no longer.
More quickly, efficiently, and effectively getting soldiers the working tech they need is a big goal of the capability sets. The Army carries out this work using a developmental operations, or DevOps, model, which the service says entails experimenting, demonstrating, and gathering direct feedback from soldiers through an iterative cycle. Integrating the Army’s tech with other services for All Domain Operations is a goal of Project Convergences. (Source: glstrade.com/Breaking Defense.com)
13 Jul 21. £700k investment to boost cyber growth across the UK. UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration established to support tech firms across the country.
- Grant will boost regional growth and employment in cyber security sector
- Move will help UK cyber firms develop skills, collaborate and expand businesses
Cyber businesses across the country are set to benefit from a £700k fund to help develop people’s skills, collaborate and break down local barriers to growth.
The funding – from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) – has been awarded to UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration (UKC3), a network of 20 regional clusters of cyber businesses, employers and local organisations which work together to boost the UK’s cyber security sector.
The organisation was established to help cyber security businesses build partnerships and programmes which break down barriers to growth, such as skills gaps and a lack of business support, and provide a focal point for industry stakeholders to engage with.
The fund will be used by the UKC3 to provide opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing and funding to help develop skills and spur innovation.
Minister for Digital Infrastructure Matt Warman announced the new funding today at industry event InfoSec. He said:
Our cyber security sector is already worth £8.9bn and we’re working tirelessly to take its magnificent growth to the next level.
Our new UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration will help tackle the barriers to growth, boost people’s digital skills and give firms a new route to develop their business acumen.
UKC3 Chair Richard Yorke said, “The UK’s thriving cyber sector is recognised as world leading and through greater collaboration, innovation and skills development we have a real opportunity to deliver growth that benefits businesses and individual citizens across the UK. This is an exciting and pivotal time for the cyber industry and we encourage organisations to engage with us to drive growth in the sector. The funding is part of the government’s wider work to develop the UK’s strength in cyber as we build back better after the pandemic and improve prosperity and security. Work is well underway to develop a new national cyber strategy, which the government intends to publish later this year.”
Examples of cyber clusters across the UK include:
The CNI in Wales cyber security cluster helps organisations share intelligence and tackle cyber security challenges in Critical National Infrastructure (CNI).
The Women in Cyber Wales Cluster provides networking opportunities and support to women working or hoping to work in the Welsh cyber sector.
The ScotlandIS Cyber Cluster represents and supports Scottish cyber security businesses and organisations, helping them to grow and collaborate.
The North West Cyber Security Cluster brings together cyber security and IT industry professionals and organisations across Cumbria, Lancashire, Manchester and Merseyside.
The South West Cyber Security Cluster is a ‘not for profit’ collaboration raising cyber security awareness for business protection, innovation and skills in the south west of England.
NI Cyber brings together cyber security companies based in Northern Ireland which are developing world-leading cyber security technologies.
Full list of cyber clusters: https://cyberexchange.uk.net/clusters/ (Source: https://www.gov.uk/)
09 Jul 21. Developer of First Secure Messaging App Integrating Digital Mobile Radio and Satellite Communications: AdvanceTC (OTCQB: ATCLF) | #linux | #linuxsecurity.
- Advanced Developer of Wireless Computing and Telcom Devices.
- Positioned in Multi-Billion Dollar Global Commercial Satellite Market.
- Trademark Application Filed for New StarzChat Communications App.
- Functions Include Group Channels, Video Calling, Push-To-Talk, Live Video Broadcasting and Emergency Location Sharing.
- Options for Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), Satellite Communications and Soon Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA).
- StarzChat App Designed for iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, MacOS.
AdvanceTC (OTCQB: ATCLF) is a premier company specializing in the design, development and commercialization of high tech mobile wireless computing and telecommunication devices since 2005. AdvanceTC W3, is a full Windows® OS microcomputer integrated with cellular telephony capabilities and the Xplore X7 is the world’s first android smartphone with 100% earth coverage, satellite messaging and emergency service, fully designed and developed using its own patented proprietary technology and engineering innovation.
ATCLF was spotlighted in 2012 for its release of the Magic W3, which is a 4.8″ Windows®7 full OS touchscreen microcomputer with voice call functionality. The Magic W3 provides true windowed multitasking, multimedia entertainment, social network connectivity, navigation capability, voice telephony, and the full Internet experience.
ATCLF is based in Malaysia with its main office in Kuala Lumpur which is about a 1 hour flight from Singapore and a major tech innovation hub in South East Asia. ATCLF is the creator of the AdvanceTC brand of mobile computing devices with integrated telephony and have redefined mobile productivity by developing innovative communications devices.
On June 14th ATCLF issued a detailed guide for investors on the company and its business sector which included these important points:
The global satellite communication market was estimated at $56.01bn in 2019 and is expected to hit $99.58bn by 2027, registering a CAGR of 9.2% from 2020 to 2027
According to an article issued by CNBC, the estimated $400bn space economy is still broadly dominated by large aerospace and defense companies, serving government-funded interests. But investors say that’s changing, with Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America andUBS each issuing frequent research for clients on how the space industry is growing. Wall Street’s consensus is that space will become a multitrillion-dollar economy in the next 10 to 20 years — a view investors today are banking on.
ATCLF stands out in the mobile satellite phone communication industry because they invented a unique Android satellite smartphone which merges multiple channels and methods of communication into one device which we call multimode-communication. ATCLF has identified an isolated market which hasn’t seen innovation in the last 40 years or so.
The guide also contained answers to significant questions specifically about ATCLF accomplishments, assets, ongoing projects and plans for the future. These informative questions and answers may be reviewed in full here: https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/ATCLF/news/AdvanceTC-Issues-Updated-Investor-Guide-Unique-Position-in-the-Satellite-and-Space-Market?id=307052.
ATCLF Testing Satellite-Ready, Omnimode Voice Communication App, StarzChat
On May 21st ATCLF announced the pre-launch testing of its StarzChat integrated and satellite-ready, voice chat platform, soon to be available free for iOS and Android, Windows, Linux, and macOS.
Amidst a surge in downloads of alternative, encrypted, voice communication apps such as Signal and Telegram due to intensifying consumer and business security concerns, StarzChat is a groundbreaking communication platform combining secure, instant messaging with enhanced capabilities like Push-To-Talk radio communication, live video broadcasting, emergency location sharing, and satellite communications when used with the XPLORE X7U satellite smartphone. Whilst currently in beta, it will be available in one, easy-to-use application and service platform for real-time communities and for critical communications anywhere.
When combined with the ATCLF Android-based satellite smartphone XPLORE X7, Android users can unlock added features like Digital Mobile Ration (DMR), first responder and military oriented Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA), emergency location sharing, body or head-mounted live camera features, and satellite messaging when out of range with terrestrial networks.
On May 18th ATCLF announced the recent submission of the application for StarzChat, the company’s Multimode Communications App, as a trademark through its appointed trademark lawyer. The application has been submitted for the international class 9 of application software for mobile telephones/smartphones.
On May 3rd ATCLF officially announced the launch of its multimode communication app named StarzChat.
StarzChat is an app that combines multiple modes of communication including direct messaging, creating group channels, video calling, Push-To-Talk, live video broadcasting and emergency location sharing. Users that also use a Satellite-Smartphone from ATCLF will be able to additionally use Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), satellite communications and soon Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA).
StarzChat, is aground-breaking communication platform that will be available for iOS, Android, Windows, Linux, MacOS. The app is in beta stage and will be made available to selected users prior its global release.
StarzChat, is built on the open-source matrix protocol which today provides federated, end-to-end encrypted, instant messaging to many organizations, government agencies and consumers. With more than 28 Million users and 60,000 servers operating around the world today, the Matrix protocol is the best open-source real time communication protocol of the future. https://matrix.org
Additional features include restricting StarzChat communities to approved users only, invite outside collaborators at any time or allow public members to connect with your organization. The StarzChat platform is equally suitable for public facing communication or for secure private networks. ATCLF is targeting to release of the app to the general public by August 2021, upon the completion of the trial.
For more information on AdvanceTC (ATCLF) visit: https://www.advancetc.com (Source: https://nationalcybersecuritynews.today/Spectra)
09 Jul 21. 5G Systems Are Critical for the Use of Hypersonic Weapons. The defense forces across the world are expected to get a lot more out of 5G telecommunications than they can out of today’s voice and data radio. It has the ability to build a centralized infosphere with real-time access to data from sensors, targeting, surveillance, and signals intelligence. Instant situational awareness, smart hypersonic missiles with on-the-fly retargeting, quick accessibility to mission-critical intelligence on the frontline of the battlefield, and unmanned aircraft that can fly safely alongside passenger aircraft in commercial airspace are all possible scenarios for 5G.
The 5G system is expected to be critical for the use of hypersonic weapons, which are missiles that fly faster than Mach 5 and can carry nuclear warheads. The key functional enablers are expected to be to guide them on unpredictable trajectories, changing direction in a split second to avoid interceptor missiles, massive amounts of data must be gathered, elaborated, and transmitted in a very short amount of time. In the event of an attack with this type of weapon, the same thing must be done to unlock defense, the only option is to depend on 5G automatic systems.
5G paired with edge computing would serve as the basis for several other emerging innovations and capabilities, many of which are still in development. The decentralized architecture of edge computing brings technology resources closer to where data is generated, reducing response time lags. 5G and edge computing, when combined with 5G’s large bandwidth, super-fast speeds, and significantly lower latency, is expected to enable the military to realize the full potential of innovations like artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), robots, immersive reality, and automation.
In comparison to 4G networks, which operate with longer-wavelength, lower-frequency signals at usually 3.5 GHz and below, 5G wireless networks are expected to rely on higher-frequency signals, such as 28 GHz and above, traveling shorter distances. Transmission rates of 4G wireless networks have been rapidly reduced to the Mb/s range due to the consumption of bandwidth at lower frequencies. 5G system designers, on the other hand, hope to achieve transmission rates of 1 Gb/s and higher, but over shorter distances than 4G networks. The usable bandwidths and transmitting rates of 5G networks, as well as the decreased latency times of higher-frequency millimeter-wave signals, are expected to support military personnel.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are being used by defense forces across the world for surveillance missions. They do not, however, send and exchange 4K images in real-time with C2 centers and combat units. With 5G, 4K images, object tracking, faster data processing, and artificial intelligence, reconnaissance missions would be more effective by sharing data to units about what they might be facing.
The true significance of 5G can be seen in its effect on the future war network. A greater number of less costly, more connected, and more robust systems capable of operating in a rapidly changing combat scenario would support this network. Furthermore, 5G would combine fragmented networks into a single network, allowing soldiers to be more aware of their position and make better decisions. Positive effects can also be felt at the logistics and maintenance levels.
Secret services and special forces are also expected to benefit greatly from 5G. It is expected to make much more powerful control and espionage systems than those currently in use. It will increase the lethality of killer drones and war robots by allowing them to recognize, track, and target people based on facial recognition and other characteristics. As a high-tech arm, the 5G network is also expected to be a target for cyber-attacks and wars involving next-generation weapons.
The Department of Defense has collaborated with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other government agencies to figure out how to make the most of the new technology and large blocks of the frequency spectrum that 5G wireless networks need. For example, the DoD has obtained design feedback from a broad range of 5G equipment suppliers as starting points for military systems using 5G technology by collaborating with the DoD-sponsored National Spectrum Consortium.
The same Internet of Things (IoT) sensors that are attractive for commercial and industrial 5G applications, such as smart homes and smart cities, are expected to support smart warehouses or even smart training areas for military personnel. Fast data transfers, for example, between surveillance UAVs and their controllers, are enabled by instant internet connectivity through high-speed data links at mmWave frequencies. As new frequencies and bandwidth open up new vistas for military device designers, military specifiers are expected to profit from the commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) availability and pricing that 5G would bring to mmWave components.
The Pentagon is moving rapidly to implement 5G networking capabilities, which aim to provide users with ultra-fast connectivity and low latency. To enable all defense functions, including fires, command and control, intelligence, movement and maneuver, security, sustainment, and information, the Pentagon plans to improve 5G infrastructure and invest in potential “Next-G” systems. By improving inventory management, reordering, supply and maintenance analytics, automated warehouses, and the process by which the joint force performs resupply, 5G technology is expected to provide enhanced joint logistics responsiveness, precision, flexibility, and economy around the world, now and in the future. (Source: ASD Network/ASDReports – Market Research)
09 Jul 21. Aussie companies Penten, GME unveil updated anti-eavesdropping device. Australian company Penten alongside western Sydney based GME has released their updated anti-eavesdropping product, dubbed the AltoCrypt pBox. Founded six years ago, Penten is one of Australia’s leading home grown cyber hardware and software companies, specialising in artificial intelligence (AI) and tactical communications security (TCS). Western Sydney based GME specialises in RF technology manufacturing, and has been operating for 60 years.
The pBox seeks to prevent mobile phones from recording confidential conversations by allowing users to securely place their phones inside. The updated model includes improved software, locks and charging capabilities.
According to the company, the pBox ensures that employees are able to stay close to their phones without recording risk.
Joshua Bolton, general manager, business strategy at Penten, welcomed the opportunity to release the updated device to the market, and lauded Australia’s manufacturing capabilities.
“The pBox is one of our flagship products and we are thrilled to be able to bring this new iteration to market,” Bolton said.
“In addition to providing security and peace of mind to our customers, our new pBox is entirely made in Australia with our manufacturing partner GME.
“Penten has always believed that Australia is well placed to be a global hub for national security technology and this product is proof it’s possible to cost effectively manufacture in Australia.
“Given the wealth of knowhow and capability in Australia, there is no reason why the country cannot forge a path as a global technology.”
GME further welcomed the opportunity to work alongside Penten to upgrade the device and to support Australia’s sovereign capability, according to Winslow Tam, defence program manager at GME.
“GME is extremely proud to be contributing to enhancing Australia’s national security by providing sovereign industrial capability from our manufacturing facility based in Winston Hills, Sydney,” Tam said.
Penten recently appointed the former Information Warfare Division chief Major General (Ret’d) Dr Marcus Thompson to its board.
Thompson served for 30 years in the Australian Defence Force and as the inaugural head of the Information Warfare Division at the Department of Defence.
“I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors at Penten, who are a standout example of Australia’s booming cyber and national security industry,” he said.
“Penten’s focus on secure mobility, applied AI and tactical communications is a natural fit for my previous experience and I am looking forward to helping them as they continue to grow and prosper as a company.” (Source: Defence Connect)
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