Raytheon Australia has partnered with a South Australian SME for work on the SEA 1654 program that will overhaul the Royal Australian Navy’s maritime operational support capability.
APC Technology, based in Adelaide, will provide radio operator consoles to Raytheon for the SEA 1654 program.
The SME will be responsible for the manufacture of a range of computing solutions as well as the planning, sourcing and layout of the consoles. An integral part of the process will be the responsibility for the integration, power distribution, airflow management and cable management of the consoles.
The design of the red-black architecture of the system will also be managed by APC Technology.
This partnership is not the first between the prime and the SME; APC Technology previously worked with Raytheon on delivering a range of bespoke products for the Air Warfare Destroyer communication and information systems (CIS), including UPS, ruggedised mounting arrangements for various COTS equipment, thin client enclosures to house COTS computers and ship's consoles.
Michael Ward, managing director of Raytheon Australia, said the partnership with APC Technology demonstrates the company's ongoing to commitment to working with Australian industry.
"Raytheon Australia recognises the vital role that Australian industry plays in the development and execution of solutions for the Australian Defence Force," Ward said.
"Every day we work hand-in-hand with Australian suppliers, including APC Technology, to achieve mission success for our Defence customer."
Scott Begbie, managing director of APC Technology, said the extension of its partnership with Raytheon is a strong vote of confidence in what the company can offer to the industry.
"We have worked on multiple projects with Raytheon Australia enabling us to demonstrate our depth of knowledge and ability to meet criteria, budgets and deadlines," Begbie said.
"This latest contract further cements out relationship with one of the world's leading prime contractors."