Lockheed Martin Australia has announced that Av-Comm will join its JP9102 proposal.
Sydney-based Av-Comm will support the installation of high capacity wide-band antenna and radio-frequency subsystems at several satellite ground stations. This includes work overseeing design, implementation, integration, and testing.
Av-Comm has been a longstanding supplier of space hardware to Lockheed Martin Australia, providing technical support to existing operations at LMA’s Uralla, NSW ground station.
“Av-Comm has a rich heritage in satellite communications, with a trusted reputation for ground services and connecting people on the move,” David Ball, Regional Director, Lockheed Martin Australia Space, said. “Av-Comm will help us deliver an operationally superior MILSATCOM solution for JP9102 and enhance the trust, reliability and collaboration that our team represents. As Lockheed Martin Australia continues to grow its JP9102 team, we are committed to strengthening Australia’s sovereign defence and space industry capability with a resilient MILSATCOM system that meets Australia’s strategic needs.”
“Working with Lockheed Martin Australia, a company committed to exceptional program performance and leading innovation, presents us with a unique and mutually beneficial opportunity to contribute to the future of Australia’s satellite communications capabilities,” said Michael Cratt, Av-Comm Managing Director. “As we support Lockheed Martin Australia to develop and deliver a superior satellite system, we welcome their support for us in expanding and up-skilling our workforce, strengthening our capacity to contribute to Australia’s sovereign space industry.”