Tag Archives: Australian Defense Department

Report: Unisys to Extend Australian DoD IT Support

Unisys has received a $35.8 million contract extension for information technology support services at Australian defense department facilities and military installations, ARN reported Monday. The award extends a contractual arrangement between the company and the department’s chief information officer group through October 2019. Unisys has supported IT network security efforts, infrastructure, …

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KBR Govt Business to Support Australia’s Military Tech Acquisition, Sustainment Efforts

KBR‘s government services arm has landed a potential 11-year contract to provide support services to the capability acquisition and sustainment group of the Australian defense department. The company said Wednesday KBRwyle will serve as one of the four major service providers to CASG through the contract that has a five-year base period and six option …

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Australia Introduces Defense Cooperative Research Center for Autonomous Systems

The Australian government has established the first Defense Cooperative Research Center for Trusted Autonomous Systems which will aim to supply smart-machine and defense technologies through human-machine teaming strategies. BAE Systems, RMIT University, DefendTex and the Australian defense science and technology group are the inaugural members of CRC, the country’s defense department said Monday. …

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IBM Tapped to Provide Cognitive Computing Infrastructure for Australian Defense Dept

IBM‘s Australian unit has secured an estimated $3.1 million contract to provide cognitive computing infrastructure and support to Australia’s defense department, ARN reported Monday. IBM Australia will furnish the Watson artificial intelligence platform to the department over three years under the limited-tender contract, the publication said. A spokesperson for the department …

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Raytheon to Support Risk Mitigation Efforts for Australia’s $1.5B Air Defense Project

Raytheon has received a $9.3 million contract from Australia’s defense department to support the first phase of a $1.54 billion air defense project. The department said Wednesday Raytheon’s Australian arm will conduct a year-long risk mitigation activity for the country’s future Short Range Ground Based Air Defense system. Christopher Pyne, Australian minister for defense …

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KBR Reports Contract Variations for Australian Defense Tech Acquisition, Sustainment Services

KBR‘s government services arm has received contract variations worth a combined $16 million covering support services for the Australian defense department’s capability acquisition and sustainment group. KBRWyle will help CASG procure, repair, maintain and update aircraft, naval, communications, radars and land-based missile systems under the contract modifications, the company said …

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Australia Unveils Collins-Class Submarine Sustainment Projects

The Australian government has introduced two projects to sustain the country’s Collins-class submarine fleet before the arrival of replacement submarines. Australia’s defense department said Wednesday the first project aims to mitigate control system obsolescence issues and the second project seeks to update submarine communications systems. The department selected the Australian subsidaries of Saab and …

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DigitalGlobe, Australia Sign Agreement for Commercial Satellite Imagery Access

DigitalGlobe has entered into a multiyear agreement with Australia’s defense department to provide the Australian government access to the company’s commercial satellite imaging constellation. The department can task and download imagery from five DigitalGlobe satellites that include WorldView-3 and WorldView-4 to a ground station under the Direct Access Program contract, the company said Tuesday. …

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Accenture Helps Develop, Deploy Australian Defense Supply Codification System

Accenture has supported the Australian defense department in the development and implementation of a cloud-based supply codification system that works to receive updated supply chain codification data and link with the systems of other NATO nations. The software-as-a-service program is also designed to facilitate new supply chain processes for the Australian …

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BAE Secures Australia Maritime RF Sensor Tech Devt Funds

BAE Systems has received a grant from Australia’s defense department to develop and demonstrate a radio frequency sensor technology for maritime battlespace awareness efforts, Shepard Media reported Thursday. The report said the department issued the grant for the 18-month Maritime Composite RF Sensor Performance project through its Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program. Glynn Phillips, chief …

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KBR Chosen for US, Australia Defense Support Services Contracts

KBR has received a pair contract extensions of undisclosed terms for base operational support services from the U.S. Defense Department, as well as a five-year integrated support contractor services contract from the Australian defense department. The company said Monday the awards from DoD cover base operations and maintenance services to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Atlantic …

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Northrop Lands Australian Military Network Operation Contract; Ian Irving Comments

An Australia-based Northrop Grumman subsidiary has been selected to maintain a network operation center for that country’s defense department. Northrop Grumman M5 Network Security will work with the department to manage and track communications networks and information systems through the JP2068 center, the company said Thursday. Ian Irving, chief executive of Northrop Grumman …

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General Dynamics Unit to Modernize Australia’s Military Floating Bridge System

The Australian defense agency has awarded General Dynamics‘ European Land Systems subsidiary a $28 million contract to help upgrade a legacy waterborne bridging platform used by Australian armed forces for transportation. GDELS said Thursday it will also provide logistics and maintenance training support services through the Australian military’s floating support bridge system modernization project. The …

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Northrop Grumman Orders Triton Aircraft Components from Mincham Aviation; Ian Irving Comments

Northrop Grumman has selected Australia-based Mincham Aviation to produce aircraft structure components for the U.S. Navy‘s MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system under the Australian Defense Department’s Global Supply Chain program. Mincham is the second Australian supplier to receive the Triton components contract following Northrop’s deal with Ferra Engineering for the manufacture …

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