Lockheed Martin Australia this week marked a significant milestone with the submission of its proposal to Defence for JP9102. Additionally, the company’s robust team of Australian companies grew with the addition of Linfox, Australia’s largest and most experienced Australian-owned logistics company. Lockheed Martin is harnessing the full potential of Australian industry in a bid to deliver a sovereign military satellite communication (MILSATCOM) system defined by its operational superiority in terms of coverage, capacity, resilience, and extensibility.

Comprising a host of leading Australian SMEs and service providers, Lockheed Martin Australia’s JP9102 team developed an agile solution that will contribute to the ongoing growth of the nation’s sovereign space capabilities.

“From the beginning of this campaign, Lockheed Martin maximised Australia’s in-country space capabilities for JP9102,” said David Ball, regional director for space at Lockheed Martin Australia. “The space industry here brings a vast, diverse network of capabilities, and we’re already seeing two-way transfers of skills, know-how and technology. Spearheaded by Lockheed Martin’s unparalleled heritage in resilient MILSATCOM, our JP9102 team stands united and ready to deliver.”

Australian industry capability is represented in every aspect of its JP9102 solution, from control segment software and ground stations to satellite operations facilities and spacecraft. Linfox will provide support through warehouse provisioning and distribution operations, and it joins an extensive network of Australian SMEs and team members: DXC, Conscia, Av-Comm, Calytrix Technologies, EM Solutions, Shoal Group, Clearbox Systems, STEM Punks and Ronson Gears. All support Lockheed Martin Australia to deliver best-of-breed sovereign solutions and supply chain opportunities for JP9102 and beyond.

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