Lockheed Martin Australia has announced it has added two more companies to its growing bid team for the Australian Defence Force’s Project JP9102 sovereign satellite communications (SATCOM) requirement.
WA-based Calytrix specialises in integrated training solutions, and is developing a training management system in satellite operations which will manage courseware, simulations and scenarios, assessments, and compliance processes. EM Solutions is a subsidiary of Electro Optic Systems based in Brisbane, and will establish an interoperability and certification program to ensure end-user terminals meet all required standards.
“To deliver a sovereign MILSATCOM capability in a timeframe that meets Defence’s needs, Lockheed Martin Australia draws on the best that Australian industry has to offer,” regional director for space at Lockheed Martin Australia, David Ball said in a release.
“We’ve been clear from the outset that our JP9102 philosophy is to maximise Australian industry content, and these latest teammates are a testament to that enduring commitment. Investing in local capabilities facilitates the transfer of skills, know-how and technology to strengthen Australia’s defence and space industry—and will play a lead role in the development and support of our solution,” he added.