Northrop Grumman, ViaSat and Optus have partnered to offer a technology for Australian armed forces to leverage a wideband global satellite communications network.
The alliance proposed to give the Australian military access to the Satcom Operations and Planning Element, a Northrop-built network management system designed to integrate with WGS, Northrop said Monday.
Ian Irving, chief executive of Northrop’s Australian arm, said the country has invested approximately $711 million in the WGS program.
The team’s proposal also includes offering ViaSat-made dual-band satellite terminals and Optus’ satellite operations service.
The U.S Army Strategy Command has used Northrop’s SCOPE platform for more than 15 years.