The company announced that Canberra-based and veteran owned infrastructure advisory firm Conscia will join the Lockheed Martin Australia-led consortium for the JP 9102 program.
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Lockheed Martin Australia announced today that it has welcomed Canberra-based and veteran owned infrastructure advisory firm Conscia into the company’s consortium as part of its bid for the JP 9102 Military Satellite Communication (MILSATCOM) System.
If successful, it is expected that Conscia will use its pedigree in planning, delivery and accreditation of sensitive facilities for Defence to oversee the design and construction of two satellite operations facilities for the JP 9102 program, as well as upgrading two current satellite ground stations.
According to a release from Lockheed Martin Australia, throughout the engagement Conscia will undertake project management, design reviews, quality assurance for the program’s ground infrastructure requirements as well as the verification, validation and certification of the facilities.
David Ball, regional director for space at Lockheed Martin Australia, explained that the consortium provided a cutting-edge offering for the development of Australia's future MILSATCOM capabilities, welcoming Conscia to the team.
“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 JP 9102’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, chairman and executive director at Conscia, explained that the company was ready and enthusiastic to take part in the bid
“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.”
The Lockheed Martin Australia-led consortium includes Av-Comm, Calytrix Technologies, EM Solutions, Shoal Group, Clearbox Systems, STEM Punks and Ronson Gears.