Thales Australia, Microsoft and Australian SMEs Myriad Technologies, archTIS and Fortifyedge have partnered to launch Nexium Defense Cloud Edge (NDC Edge), a secure tactical cloud computing capability on the edge of battlefield.
As military operations become increasingly data-based, timely access to important information and applications is critical to the Australian Defense Force.
Developed in Australia for the Australian Defense Force, NDC Edge offers a sovereign capability, based on Microsoft Azure Stack technology, designed to be compatible with Five Eyes nations, as well as with humanitarian aid and civilian applications.
The Nexium Defense Cloud Edge theater level allows you to analyze and distribute data in real time, accelerating the decision-making cycle to gain and maintain operating tempo. Nexium Defense Cloud Edge (NDC Edge) takes this capability from the level of strategic headquarters to the tactical edge, through disassembled war combat and the edge of battle space. This secure tactical cloud of war that allows deployed forces to access the right information at the right time is crucial to enable quick and informed decisions.
Three innovative Australian SMEs, Myriad Technologies, archTIS and Fortifyedge integrate their new technologies that allow this sovereign capability to work at the tactical limit of ADF and coalition forces.
NDC Edge incorporates some of the best civilian and commercial technologies available to provide a complete, modular, and sovereign solution that allows forces to operate autonomously in the theater of operations.
It offers a wide range of possible configurations, from high-capacity, easily scalable infrastructures to all-in-one container systems that can quickly establish a headquarters as a cloud node and link it to forces deployed quickly. and safe.
This capability allows deployed forces to share critical information securely between domains, multinational coalitions, and other agencies to enable a shared common operational image. NDC Edge is designed to be flexible, with the ability to quickly re-play in the theater, introduce new capabilities, and integrate with legacy platforms, allowing commanders at all levels to build and improve mission capability quickly.
Nexium Defense Cloud Edge is a compact, highly integrated and modular solution. It includes all components of military command posts and meets the performance requirements in terms of size, weight and power (SWaP) to simplify deployment and minimize the logistic footprint.
“Myriad Technologies and S2IX are proud to play a major role in delivering a new world-class C4ISR capability in partnership with Thales. Our product offers data manufacturing capabilities for the Thales Nexium Combat Cloud platform.” .
‘S2IX was born and raised in the battlefield. Developed for over ten years, while supporting military activities here in Australia and driving innovation in the way defense operates on a global scale.
Perry Smith, Strategic Partner Manager, Myriad Technologies
‘archTIS is committed to providing innovative and ready-to-deploy solutions that are accredited to safeguard access to and exchange of sensitive and classified information. We are excited to partner with Thales as part of the Nexium Cloud EDGE solution to deliver secure, compartmentalized collaboration anywhere from the war room to the tactical edge. ”
“As an Australian company, we are proud to offer sovereign and innovative technology solutions to support the Australian defense industry. We look forward to working with Thales to provide solutions to the unique information security challenges of the defense industry with highly secure access and information sharing to support the collaboration of the defense agency and the chain. worldwide supply “.
Daniel Lai, CEO and CEO, archTIS
Fortifyedge’s mission is to solve the most complicated problems our war fighters and first responders face. The use of state-of-the-art approaches such as edge computing and small machine learning even when disconnected. Therefore, they can make reliable decisions at the speed of relevance ‘.
Peter Padd, CEO of Fortifyedge
“We were able to see that the partnership with Thales Australia could bring our transformative machine learning for cutting-edge computing to mission-ready solutions for ADF, allied nations and first aid, even when disconnected.”
Malcolm Layton, product manager at Fortifyedge
‘NDC Edge relies on Microsoft Azure Edge technology to deliver a transformative effect to the service member, optimizing operations and improving data-driven decisions. We are excited to partner with Thales Australia on this initiative to deliver secure, cloud-based, trusted and secure solutions, from headquarters to tactical advantage.
Mark Leigh, CEO of the public sector, Microsoft Australia
‘NDC Edge offers capacity advantages in all domains, from headquarters to the tactical level. Specific capabilities are more agile in their deployment, more interoperable in their use, and offer a more decisive impact on the battlefield. ”
Chris Jenkins, chief executive of Thales Australia