EM Solutions, a Brisbane-based technology microwave and on-the-move radio and satellite products developer, has been awarded a $6.5m contract by Thales for the supply of satellite radio systems to support a 'major connectivity project'.
EM Solutions’ ability to make timely modifications to their commercial off-the-shelf products to suit Thales’ specific customer requirements was a key factor in determining the contract award.
EM Solutions’ won Thales Australia’s Supplier of the Year award for Export Achievement in 2018. Thales and EM Solutions have been collaborating through the work of the Thales Global Supply Chain (GSC) team.
“Thales has built trust with EM Solutions over an extended period and it is as a result of good communications and its proven track record that Thales has the confidence in EM Solutions to deliver," Anne Munro, head of Thales’ GSC team, said.
For EM Solutions, the success in winning export business through the GSC program has allows the company to expand its test and assembly capacity.
“Because of this business, EM Solutions has expanded its capacity, purchased additional equipment and hired new staff to meet delivery requirements. We are delighted to extend our near-decade long track record in working with Thales globally," Dr. Rowan Gilmore, CEO of EM, said.
Similar products to those supplied are also in use in several of EM Solutions’ own on-the-move satellite terminals for a range of land and maritime applications, including the Cobra X/Ka tri-band Maritime Satellite Terminal, which is operational on a number of different classes of Navy vessels both in Australia and internationally.