London, 5 April 2023.- Lockheed Martin, an Australian aerospace company, announced on the 3rd of April that it has been selected by the Commonwealth of Australia as the perfect bidder for Project JP9102, the Australian Defence Satellite Communications System.
The multi-billion dollar JP9102 project will provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a sovereign military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) system.
Lockheed Martin will leverage its experience in space-based mission solutions and resilient satellite communications networks for its JP9102 offer.
“We are excited to work with the Australian Defence Force and Australian industry to develop a robust solution for JP9102,” says Robert Lightfoot, Executive Vice President for Lockheed Martin Space. “We are bringing to bear all of Lockheed Martin’s companywide capabilities as well as our commitment to supporting allied nations to provide an operationally proven system that meets mission needs in terms of coverage, capacity, resilience and extensibility of the constellation.”
Lockheed Martin has assembled a team of Australian companies including Inovor Technologies, EM Solutions, AV-Comm, Linfox, Shoal Group, Ronson Gears, Calytrix Technologies, Conscia, Clearbox Systems, DXC, and Blacktree Technology to deliver ground and control segments and beyond for JP9102. They have also partnered with the Victorian Government to establish Victoria as the engineering and technical hub for the company’s JP9102 solution, an investment that will create more than 200 advanced space industry jobs in the state.