L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a contract valued up to $328 million, to deliver new Maritime Underwater Tracking Ranges (MUTR) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
The Sea 1350 Phase 3 MUTR program will provide undersea warfare support including a sub-surface tracking capability to aid Australian Defence Force assets, warfighting tactics and proficiency.
“We’re committed to growing Australian defence capabilities by leveraging our global technology and experience to develop Australia’s sovereign maritime underwater tracking range approach,” said Alan Clements, Corporate Vice President and Australia Country Executive, L3Harris.
“This is an important competence now and into the future as we continue to modernize and enhance maritime platforms and systems.”
Through a series of sensors, the tracking ranges will capture and relay information on the location and movement of assets that are operating within the tracking field. The MUTR will facilitate exercises in deep ocean and littoral waters, involving surface and sub-surface assets.
The ranges enable testing and evaluation of the readiness of platforms and their weapon systems, especially in support of Australia’s strategic shipbuilding program.
L3Harris will build the MUTR in Western Australia and will provide the RAN with sub-surface tracking capability and optimized preparedness.