Darren Milne

Darren is currently Thales Design Authority for the Department of Defence‚Äôs Next Generation Desktop project that is replacing around 100,000 desktops across two security separated networks with a predominantly thin client solution. Darren joined Thales Australia in 2008, working in business development and pursuing opportunities in military communications and systems including Radar and Identification Friend Foe (IFF). Prior to joining Thales, Darren was a Canberra-based communication engineering consultant reporting on topics ranging from battlefield networking solutions to biomedical radio communications. Before this, he held a number of positions in a 13-year career in the Royal Australian Navy, including the role of Senior Engineering Officer within the organisation responsible for the operation, maintenance and control of the Naval Communication Stations distributed across Australia, as well as the interconnecting infrastructure.