Frequentis has formalised the completion of C4i, which Frequentis said will strengthen its worldwide Defence business and portfolio with its highly secure interoperable communications solutions for mission-critical environments. Frequentis said C4i will operate as an independent brand in the high-end defence trusted supplier market with specific focus on US, Australia, UK, and allied markets.

“We are delighted that with the closing for C4i we completed the transaction with L3Harris in such a short time. As a new entity of the Frequentis Group, C4i will significantly reinforce Frequentis capabilities in the very important Australian and US markets for multi-domain cyber secure Defence communications,” says Frequentis’ CEO Norbert Haslacher. “We will combine the strength of Frequentis and C4i mission-critical communication platforms, to provide market leading technology and solutions based on extensive security, compliance and export handling processes. Frequentis is market leader in communication systems for military Air Traffic Management. Together with C4i, we will now secure a globally dominating position also in the Defence Command & Control market.”

C4i, headquartered in Melbourne, has been operating successfully in the Defence Command & Control market for more than 20 years. In the course of the acquisition by Frequentis, C4i is re-established as an independent brand. It will remain a separate business entity within the Frequentis Group with its own ringfenced security protocols and will focus on US, Australia, UK, and the allied markets. Founded more than 20 years ago, C4i currently has about 80 employees and most recently generated revenue of about US$17 million per year.

Darren Gardner, who has been C4i´s Managing Director since 2017 will continue to lead C4i. Martin Rampl, Frequentis Australasia Managing Director, will support the integration process and future positioning of C4i. “Frequentis will further expand its Defence business in Australia and US with further investment into products and facilities,” says Rampl. “Australia will benefit from C4i’s sovereign Australian capability and from increased global export opportunities. Finally, the close relationship between Australia and the USA will foster enhanced trusted collaboration for US based business.”


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