Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division work alongside their Australian Army counterparts during Talisman Sabre 21, July 29, 2021 at Lavarack Barracks, Townsville, Queensland. Army forces operating in the Indo-Pacific bring a unique blend of key multi-domain capabilities that enable the joint forces. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ruby Torres)
Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Division work alongside their Australian Army counterparts during Talisman Sabre 21, July 29, 2021 at Lavarack Barracks, Townsville, Queensland. Army forces operating in the Indo-Pacific bring a unique blend of key multi-domain capabilities that enable the joint forces. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Ruby Torres) (Photo Credit: Spc. Ruby Torres) VIEW ORIGINAL

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 4, 2022) - U.S. and Australian Army research and development organizations are expanding upon their partnerships to improve modernization and coalition interoperability.

U.S. Army Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center leaders and their Australian counterparts met on Feb. 14 to strengthen long-standing cooperative relationships in science and technology.

C5ISR Center Director Joseph Welch hosted the first virtual U.S.-Australian C5ISR meeting with his counterpart, Dr. Peter Shoubridge, Chief of the Land Division of Australian Defense Science and Technology Group (DTSG).

“These meetings are one way C5ISR Center senior leaders integrate with allied partners to create a world-class team,” Welch said.

The result was a series of meetings in the areas of long range precision fires; electronic warfare; free space optical communications; network situational awareness visualization; countermeasure validation and cyber.

“International research cooperation supports the Center’s priority to recruit, develop and retain a world-class workforce,” Welch said. “These relationships help to ensure our advancements deliver cutting-edge capabilities to our Soldiers.”

On Sept. 20, 2021, C5ISR Center and Australian DSTG established a formal relationship between the science and technology organizations.

The TOR directs the establishment of a C5ISR Center Working Group, co-led by DEVCOM C5ISR Center Director and the Australian DSTG Land Division Director. This bi-lateral fora is designed for the C5ISR leaders of both countries to set the priorities for the exchange of information regarding research between the two countries, as well as a way to establish dialogue for potential collaborative projects and activities.

The agreements will assist the two countries in developing interoperability into technology solutions from the onset, according to Chuck Hoppe, C5ISR Center’s Associate Director for Science, Technology and Engineering.

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The C5ISR Center is the Army’s applied research and advanced technology development center for C5ISR capabilities. As the Army’s primary integrator of C5ISR technologies and systems, the center develops and matures capabilities that support all six Army modernization priorities, enabling information dominance and tactical overmatch for the joint warfighter.

The C5ISR Center is an element of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM). Through collaboration across the command’s core technical competencies, DEVCOM leads in the discovery, development and delivery of the technology-based capabilities required to make Soldiers more lethal to win our nation’s wars and come home safely. DEVCOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command.

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