Raytheon to Provide Combat System Engineering Support Services
(Source: Australian Department of Defence; issued Oct 08, 2019)
Raytheon will provide combat system engineering support services to the Royal Australian Navy for up to six years following a new agreement with Defence.

The Liberal and National Government is committed to providing the Australian Defence Force with the best capability to defend Australia’s national interests.

Under this new agreement, Raytheon Australia will support Defence’s upgrades to surface ship combat systems by providing engineering and logistics services.

This will capitalise on existing knowledge, skills, systems and processes developed by Raytheon Australia through the Hobart class Destroyer acquisition program, while continuing to support our Navy with the world’s best combat systems technology.

This is part of our Government’s plan to develop a long-term sustainable Australian Combat Management System industry, which is key to the national Naval Shipbuilding Plan.

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Attack Class Submarine Subsystems Contract Signing
(Source: Australian Department of Defence; issued Oct 08, 2019)
We are pleased to announce Lockheed Martin Australia has signed a subcontract with Safran Electronics and Defense Australasia Pty Ltd (Safran) for the design of components for the Attack Class submarines.

This will support the operation and sustainment of the Attack Class while maximising the involvement of Australian industry.

It is the first major equipment design subcontract awarded by Lockheed Martin Australia as the Combat System Integrator for the Attack Class.

This includes the design of the Optronics Search and Attack, Navigation Radar and Navigation Data Distribution subsystems.

These are vital components of the combat system suite and builds on work Safran already conducts in Australia in the defence and civilian sectors.

During the design phase, Safran will engage Australian suppliers Acacia Systems and Thomas Global Systems to provide design services.

In the future, Safran will establish a local capability for the production, integration and support of these subsystems in Sydney.

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