Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) has announced that veteran-owned infrastructure advisory firm, Conscia, will join its JP9102 team in a bid to deliver Australia’s sovereign next generation Military Satellite Communication (MILSATCOM) System.
With expertise in the planning, delivery and accreditation of sensitive facilities and infrastructure for Defence, Canberra-based Conscia will manage the design and construction of two purpose-built Satellite Operations Facilities, as well as overseeing the upgrade of two existing satellite ground stations. This includes project management, design reviews, quality assurance of key buildings works, including verification, validation and certification of the facilities.
David Ball, Lockheed Martin Australia’s regional director for space, welcomed Conscia to the JP9102 team to support the delivery of a MILSATCOM solution defined by its 'operational superiority in terms of coverage, capacity, resilience, and extensibility'.
“We’re excited to be working with Conscia, an Australian veteran-owned business with a strong track record for delivery,” Ball said. “We’ve assembled an expert team that is now design- and construction-ready to deliver on JP9102’s ground infrastructure requirements. This relationship is one of many that Lockheed Martin Australia has forged with Australian businesses as we continue our commitment to build a sovereign capability that strengthens Australia’s defence and space industry.”
Brendan Bilston, Conscia chairman and executive director, said the team was excited by the opportunity to participate on such a vital project.
“I’ve deployed on operations and seen first-hand the critical importance of reliable space-based communications capabilities, so we’re delighted to be working with Lockheed Martin Australia, a company with unrivalled capabilities and a commitment to working with Australian businesses,” Bilston said. “The team is eager to contribute to the development of a cutting edge MILSATCOM capability for Australia that will play a critical role in securing our national interests.”
“This project also has the potential to deliver significant and sustained growth for our business, as it enables us to further develop our capabilities in the Defence and Space sectors and expand our international presence,” Bilston added.
Conscia joins a growing network of Australian SMEs and team members, including Av-Comm, Calytrix Technologies, EM Solutions, Shoal Group, Clearbox Systems, STEM Punks and Ronson Gears, that are supporting Lockheed Martin Australia to deliver sovereign solutions and supply chain opportunities for JP9102 and beyond.