BAE Systems‘ Australian subsidiary has landed a four-year, $30 million contract to help the Australian navy update its maritime satellite communications terminals.
The company said Thursday upgrade work on the Maritime element of the Advanced SATCOM Terrestrial Infrastructure System terminals will take place at BAE facilities in South Australia and Sydney.
MASTIS is equipped with two antennas that work to simultaneously process data in X– and Ka-band frequencies in heavy interference environments.
BAE noted that modernization of the system will help the Australian navy to utilize defense satellite capacities and facilitate network interoperability between maritime, aircraft and ground platforms.
The company expects to create up to 20 jobs through the project.