Secure interoperability for defence.

Element is a combined secure messaging app and collaboration tool, designed to provide interoperable and scalable communication for unilateral and multinational use.

  • Federated network to connect partnering forces
  • End-to-end encryption and device verification
  • Digital sovereignty for each partner force
  • Decentralised for increased network resilience
  • Peer-to-peer connectivity for extreme environments
  • Open source and open standard

Secure collaboration for The Bundeswehr.

Discover how BWI and the German Armed Forces built on Matrix for its secure messaging and collaboration app, BwMessenger.

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Comprehensive C2 for partner forces.

Based on the Matrix open standard, Element makes it easy for national security operators to communicate across a secure and resilient network. It can even integrate with traditional systems, such as Microsoft Teams, Slack, Signal and WhatsApp.

Trusted by governments worldwide.

Texas Division of Emergency Management

Element delivers communication for disaster recovery situations.

Element partners with the French government to support 300K users.

Germany's Bundeswehr use Element for secure communications.

Matrix-based Tchap was used to help secure the G7 Summit in Biarritz.

Use cases and deployments.

Disaster response operations

Element can connect cross-department and international teams, thrown together to respond to emergencies.

Police-led planned domestic operation

Enables HQs to establish easy-to-scale secure communication networks.

Multilateral maritime deployment

Element supports peer-to-peer and ultra-low bandwidth to increase C2 resilience across oceans.

Conventional military deployment

Secure and interoperable, Element provides a robust primary or contingency communication platform.

Connecting force elements.

MS Teams

End-to-end encrypted

Available both on-premise and in the cloud

Open standard for easy connectivity

Open network

(No walled garden, no vendor lock-in)

Peer-to-peer connectivity

(For Extreme Environments)

Native-feel bridging

(to other platforms and apps)

Digital sovereignty, on-premise and in the cloud.

The decentralised Matrix open standard supports both closed and open federation, and preserves each partner’s digital sovereignty.


The Wave™: Secure Communications, Q3 2022.

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Matrix is an open network for secure, decentralised communication, connecting 80M+ users over 80K+ deployments.

Governed by The Foundation, the Matrix protocol is an open standard with open source implementations, supporting a vibrant developer ecosystem. Element was founded by the team behind Matrix as a way to bring it to the mainstream.

Open source

Element is incredibly proud to build in the open, sharing almost all of our own code with everyone.