Thales Australia talks network centric warfare

Thales Australia has opened a laboratory at Garden Island in Sydney to further develop tools for netcentric warfare.
A company release says the “NEWLab” will be “an industry resource providing a suite of experimentation and integration tools to enable Australian industry to partner with the Australian Defence Force (ADF), the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and other Commonwealth agencies, in order to give the country’s soldiers, sailors and airmen the warfighting edge.”
Using these tools, Thales will build on its technical mastery in delivering complex networked and information-rich solutions.

NEWLab lowers risk by working through and demonstrating viable solutions prior to contractual commitment. It is not about blue-sky experimentation, but real solutions using existing and new technologies.

Thales Australia’s Land & Joint Systems Vice President, Ian Irving, says in “developing NEWLab, we have made a significant investment in a world class delivery platform that will support the ADF in achieving its Network Centric Warfare ambitions.”
“NEWLab complements the Commonwealth’s existing facilities, and will play an important systems integration role as technologies become more complex and the volume of work related to Network Centric Warfare increases in the years ahead,” he added.