Governments now, more than ever before, have the opportunity to take a long, hard look at their policies and systems and transform them for better outcomes for their citizens. Governments know they need technology providers that understand their business and can provide customer-centric solutions that takes their staff along the journey with them.

NEC in Defence

Australia and its allies face new and emerging challenges as the world enters uncertain times. With challenges at home and abroad, Australia’s Defence forces need solutions that are innovative and robust, and partners that can be relied on.

NEC and its partners are helping Defence to break down barriers and challenges, and doing so in an innovative and secure way. NEC has and continues to demonstrate our ability and willingness to collaborate in a manner aligned with a “One Defence” mindset and successfully work with many Defence customers and partners on projects of varying size and complexity.

We ensure customer business outcomes are always understood and met, and mutual success is achieved to enhance the capability of Defence and strengthen Australia’s security. 

Solutions for Defence


Platform Support as a Service (PSaaS) is a dedicated managed service capability specifically designed to bridge the support gap between cloud providers and application hosting, while adhering to the Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF) requirements. Delivered from our securely connected facilities, PSaaS works with your existing governance framework to support application platforms as an extension of your IT management capability, whether it be a public secure cloud or private solution.


Defence managed services are delivered from NEC’s secure and accredited facilities. Our facilities are built to a secure zone 3/4 standard and are able to isolate Defence networks and IT systems. This ensures that physical security and personnel security associated with access and control of our facilities adheres to the security classification of the respective Defence environment under support. NEC clear all staff through its membership in the Defence Industry Security Program (DISP), with all NEC personnel situated across our secure facilities who access Defence systems cleared up to NV2.


NEC is working with other SME’s in the delivery of Innovative and cutting edge solutions in the use of Biometrics Facial Recognition systems which have applications for soldier, in the field and within fixed facilities both on and off shore to Australia. Using NEC NeoFace technologies which is world leading in accuracy, performance and rated the best facial recognition system by NIST. NEC’s innovative approach to the use of this technology will provide Defence a Force Multiplier in the future battle space.


NEC secure warehousing & logistics services is a Defence nationwide capability. Our warehouse facility located in Fyshwick ACT is built to a secure zone 3/4 standard with planned connectivity into the Defence Network. Our secure warehousing & logistics services include product handling & storage, labelling, inventory management and preparation for dispatch using our freight management & distribution centre anywhere in the country. When combined with our field services, all aspects from initial receipt of goods to safe handling and implementation are covered by NEC.


NEC field services is a Defence nationwide capability that delivers security cleared personnel located on base and remote site locations. Our field services provide a blend of call-out field technical and project support which includes desktop, network, unified communications, endpoint rollout, deployments & floor walking, hardware installation, physical decommissioning, hardware sanitisation & disposal readiness service coordination. Due to NEC’s long standing history of providing field services across Defence sites, all of our personnel have gained a deep understanding of each Defence site which truly streamlines the process of our logistics and site access.


NEC provides critical infrastructure communications platforms to Defence through our SME partner, Radlink. This hardware platform provides backhaul Microwave transmission technologies to 20+ defence sites. iPASOLINK VR is a new-concept microwave and optical transporter that transcends the realms of traditional microwave equipment. iPASOLINK VR leads the microwave radio industry with rich features and outstanding capabilities and is ready for the 5G era.

By the Numbers

Server virtualisation – up from 35%. Reducing 280 sites down to 14

Managed Operating System instances with over 20 Petabytes of storage

Backup jobs running daily – the largest environment in Australia

NEC supported the delivery of managed services for storage and mid-range infrastructure for a major Defence project. 

Key Partnerships