An L-3 Communications subsidiary has won two contracts worth potentially $39 million to provide atellite terminals, equipment and support services to Australia’s military.
The company’s Oceania subsidiary was selected through an open tender for an off-the-shelf platform certified for operation on the Wideband Global Satellite network, the Australian Defence Ministry announced Thursday.
Dr. Mike Kelly, the country’s defense materiel secretary, said the country ordered 51 terminals, 30 deployment kits and test equipment under one $32 million contract.
A second contract worth $7 million covers engineering and maintenance services, training and logistics support over three years.
The project is intended to deploy WGS-certified transportable satellite terminals to Australia’s land forces.
“This will be achieved by the linking of sensors, weapon systems, and commanders to their respective command and control systems,“ Kelly said.