A team of companies led by Boeing will help the Australian defense department update the military’s high-frequency communications system under a contract worth more than $26 million.
Alcatel Lucent and Ebor Computing will work with Boeing and Australia’s defense materials organization to bring new communications tools to maturity, Australian Defense Minister David Johnston said Monday.
“This contract… builds upon an initial concept further developed and tested by Ebor Computing, a South Australian based firm,“ Johnston said.
Boeing will carry out the project Project Nullarbor, a plan to modernize frequency management and data transfer work for the country.
The department intends for Ebor’s work as a subcontractor for Boeing to create an example of partnerships between large and small businesses.