L3 Oceania, a division of L3 Technologies, is expanding its repair centre facilities in Brisbane to enable increased capability for the sustainment of night vision and other systems in Australia.
The centre in Brisbane is used for maintaining and repairing mission systems in support of the Land 53 and JP 2008 programs. The equipment includes night fighting technology such as night vision goggles and helmet mounts, laser aiming devices and range finders, and satellite communications systems such as Wideband Terrestrial Terminals, Fleet broadband systems, Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) systems, and Iridium non-secure satellite telephones.
Equipment requiring repairs or with suspected faults is returned from Defence units, evaluated, repaired and returned into service.
The enhancements to the facility include the transfer of technology and skills training to provide maintenance for a wider range of night fighting and SATCOM equipment, removing the need to return items to the US.
A new indoor SATCOM test range capability incorporating a Quad Band Satellite Simulator (QBSS) has been installed. The QBSS allows testing of the SATCOM terminals in C, X, Ku and Ka bands without the use of a satellite. The first use will be to support the upgrade of the JP 2008 3H Wideband Terrestrial Terminals to include an Advanced Waveform Modem.
L3 is anticipating to grow its existing capabilities in SA and WA. The company is headquartered in Fremantle, WA.