Huntsman C4 systems coming together

Hanwha Defence Australia (HDA) and Kongsberg Defence Australia (KDAu) recently celebrated a critical milestone after the successful delivery of the first CORTEX C4 (command, control, communications and computers) systems including initial software to HDA in Korea for installation into the First of Type AS9 and AS10 Huntsman family of vehicles being acquired under LAND 8116 Phase 1 Protected Mobile Fires.

In December 2021, KDAu signed a contract with HDA for C4 systems and their integration into the program to deliver the Australian Army’s first self-propelled howitzer capability.

KDAu, with the support and commitment from Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace, is HDA’s C4 Integration partner. The C4 System comprises of CORTEX Software, Integrated Combat Solution and Fire Control System, as an integral part of the complete fleet of AS9 and AS10.

The project includes the integration of tactical communication systems and related systems to ensure the Protected Mobile Fires capability is aligned with the Army’s C4 Force Structure. This includes the technology transfer for CORTEX software development source code and expertise to KDAu from Europe.

The project includes integration of Army’s current fleet(s) of 155 mm ammunition into AS9 and AS10, ensuring Joint Fires interoperability within the Joint Force and also with Coalition partners.

Vanessa Konig
Director Corporate Affairs, Kongsberg Defence Australia

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