Defence has this morning revealed the preferred tenderer for JP 9102 Phase 1 overseeing the delivery of Australia’s new military satellite communications system.
Defence has revealed that Lockheed Martin Australia has been selected to deliver the multi-billion dollar JP 9102 – Phase 1 program.
Following the announcement, it is expected that the prime contractor will move to the next stage of the procurement process, which Defence explains will include taking part in “collaborative tender clarification and improvement activities.”
According to Defence, the proposed military satellite communications capability is expected to include:
- Geostationary communications satellites controlled and operated by Defence.
- Ground stations located across the country.
- Integrated Satellite Communications Management System.
- Two new satellite communications operations centres.
Head of Air Defence and Space Systems Division, Air Vice-Marshal David Scheul, explained that the project will enhance Australia’s satellite communications system.