Work will be undertaken in Geraldton, WA, to support the US Navy in maintaining and operating multiple electronic, communication, and computing platforms across the Pacific as part of a five-year, $79.8 million contract won by BAE Systems.
The majority of work on the project will be undertaken in Hawaii.
The program, which supports the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station, Pacific, will provide 24/7 operations and maintenance support for afloat and ashore command, control, communications, computer, and intelligence systems.
“We are maintaining ship-to-shore, shore-to-aircraft, and shore-to-shore long-range communications systems,” Mark Keeler, vice president and general manager of BAE Systems’ Integrated Defense Solutions business, said. “Our work is enabling naval, joint, agency, and coalition forces to effectively communicate and operate across the Pacific and Indian Oceans.”
Through this contract, BAE Systems engineers will also continue servicing the US Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MOUS), a narrowband military communications satellite system that offers enhanced and secure communications, including voice, video, and data for all branches of the US Department of Defense and other US federal agencies.
The Naval Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station on Oahu, Hawaii, is one of four ground stations for the US MOUS. Another ground station is located at Kojarena, just east of Geraldton.
Kojarena is a signals interception facility for the ASD and operates as part of the global Echelon system.