The adoption of virtualised desktops and thin clients is expected to save tens of millions of dollars in acquisition and operational costs. Existing software and hardware will be integrated with NGD.
The use of RTCS' Trusted Thin Client (TTC) will allow the replacement of multiple terminals for different networks with a single computer as it provides the required separation between systems with different security levels.
Rollout will begin with a 500-user pilot ahead of the full deployment to approximately 100,000 desktops.
Chris Jenkins, Thales Australia chief executive officer, said "NGD is a key element of ICT reform in the Department of Defence, and an important generator of savings. We will work closely with the customer and our partners to introduce this innovative technology into the Defence Information Environment in a streamlined manner, so users can benefit from its numerous advantages as quickly as possible."