RADCOMMS 11 Conference 26-27 May  2011 Commodore Roger Boyce Director General ICT Policy and Plans Defence  “ Comms on the...
Scope of Presentation <ul><li>Organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic drivers of Defence Spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>Curre...
Chief of the Defence Force Secretary of Defence Chief Information Officer Group Mr Greg Farr - CIO ICT Operations Division...
Government Mandated Principle Tasks for the ADF <ul><ul><ul><li>(Defence White Paper 2009) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
<ul><li>GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS  (National Strategic Priorities & Objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>DEFENCE TASKS   2009 Defen...
Network-enabled Battlespace
 
 
DEFENCE USE OF SPECTRUM
Defence Use of the VLF, LF and MF Bands <ul><li>VLF Band </li></ul><ul><ul><li>communications with submerged submarines </...
Defence Use of the HF Band <ul><li>Defence use of this band remains important for Defence & Wider National Security </li><...
Defence Use of the VHF Band <ul><li>A key band in support of military operations   </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li><...
Defence Use of the UHF Band <ul><li>The most important band in support of military operations </li></ul><ul><li>Communicat...
Defence Use of the SHF and EHF Bands <ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>fixed and mobile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
What Drives Selection of Defence Spectrum? <ul><li>Spectrum allocations and licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Sourcing of milita...
Concluding Remarks <ul><li>Modern military operating concepts are based on intensive use of the spectrum.  </li></ul><ul><...
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A Defence perspective on mobility and spectrum requirements. Presentation by GPCAPT Darren May, Director Military Engagement, Chief Information Ofἀcer Group, Defence

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A Defence perspective on mobility and spectrum requirements. Presentation by GPCAPT Darren May, Director Military Engagement, Chief Information Ofἀcer Group, Defence

  1. 1. RADCOMMS 11 Conference 26-27 May 2011 Commodore Roger Boyce Director General ICT Policy and Plans Defence “ Comms on the move”
  2. 2. Scope of Presentation <ul><li>Organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic drivers of Defence Spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>Current and future use of spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>What Drives Selection of Defence Spectrum? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chief of the Defence Force Secretary of Defence Chief Information Officer Group Mr Greg Farr - CIO ICT Operations Division Major General Mike Milford - HICTO ICT Policy and Plans Branch Commodore Roger Boyce - DGICTPP Defence Spectrum Office Spectrum Support to ADF Activities J65 Function Strategic CIS Planning for ADF Activities Strategic J6 Strategic oversight of CIS spt to ADF Activities Advice to CDF on CIS support to ADF activity Spectrum support to wider activities of the Dept of Defence Intelligence, Security Base support, S&T Program
  4. 4. Government Mandated Principle Tasks for the ADF <ul><ul><ul><li>(Defence White Paper 2009) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deterring and Defeating attacks on Australia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>primary force structure determinant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contributing to Stability and Security in the South Pacific and East Timor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contributing to Military Contingencies in the Asia-Pacific Region </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contributing to Military Contingencies in Support of Global Security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other Tasks – Support to civil authorities, Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS (National Strategic Priorities & Objectives) </li></ul><ul><li>DEFENCE TASKS 2009 Defence White Paper </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy and Force 2020, Future Joint Operating Concept, </li></ul><ul><li>Operational Concepts Network Centric Warfare Roadmap 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Major Capital Equipment Defence Capability Plan 2009 (Dec 2010 Update) </li></ul><ul><li>Program </li></ul><ul><li>SPECTRUM Australian Defence Spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>REQUIREMENTS Strategic Plan </li></ul>
  6. 6. Network-enabled Battlespace
  7. 9. DEFENCE USE OF SPECTRUM
  8. 10. Defence Use of the VLF, LF and MF Bands <ul><li>VLF Band </li></ul><ul><ul><li>communications with submerged submarines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>alternatives will diminish its use and importance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LF Band </li></ul><ul><ul><li>air navigation (non-directional beacons) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reducing importance but enduring tactical use </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MF Band </li></ul><ul><ul><li>fixed and deployable air navigation beacons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fixed and mobile communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reducing importance but enduring tactical use </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. Defence Use of the HF Band <ul><li>Defence use of this band remains important for Defence & Wider National Security </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>strategic and contingency BLOS communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>tactical comms for air, land and sea environments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific allied interoperability requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Radars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jindalee OTH radars conduct surveillance across the western and northern approaches to Australia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Highly valued Band </li></ul><ul><li>Enduring capability requirement for the ADF </li></ul>
  10. 12. Defence Use of the VHF Band <ul><li>A key band in support of military operations </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tactical fixed and mobile communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>interoperability with allies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>valued for its range and terrain characteristics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>navigation systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>deployable air traffic control systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>landing systems, sonobuoys etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Defence licences cluster at the ends of the band </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of VHF to Defence will not diminish </li></ul>
  11. 13. Defence Use of the UHF Band <ul><li>The most important band in support of military operations </li></ul><ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>command and control </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fixed and mobile tactical communications (including SATCOM) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>key interoperability bands with allies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>key tactical data links </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>radars (incl Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>navigation systems (incl satellite systems) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>landing systems, weapon & aircraft telemetry etc </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. Defence Use of the SHF and EHF Bands <ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>fixed and mobile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>core satellite systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>aeronautical telemetry, unmanned aerial vehicles, weapon systems etc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Radars </li></ul><ul><ul><li>fixed, deployable and mobile radars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>optimum radar band for weapon systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Importance to Defence will continue to increase </li></ul>
  13. 15. What Drives Selection of Defence Spectrum? <ul><li>Spectrum allocations and licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Sourcing of military equipment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mostly from ITU Regions 1 and 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MOTS, COTS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ADF acquisitions are small, no leverage over suppliers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sophisticated system designs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interoperability within the Joint, WofG and Coalition environments </li></ul>
  14. 16. Concluding Remarks <ul><li>Modern military operating concepts are based on intensive use of the spectrum. </li></ul><ul><li>Trend is toward: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing military dependence on spectrum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing military spectrum demand </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Defence requires assured access to key parts of the spectrum to meet the roles assigned to it by Government for national security. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancements required in the way Defence manages spectrum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defence welcomes the opportunity to work with ACMA and key stakeholders </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. QUESTIONS ?

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