Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) is working with ICN to identify Australian suppliers to support a number of future maritime projects.
The company currently seeking expressions of interest in two Australian Defence Force (ADF) programs:
SEA1442 Phase 5 Maritime Communications Modernisation
This will give warfighters secure communication capability that can support current and future information exchange demands. It will also ensure it’s interoperable between fleet units, to joint and coalition partners and to strategic headquarters.
SEA5012 Phase 1 Integrated Undersea Surveillance System Program (IUSS)
The IUSS project involves the delivery and integration of fixed, mobile, and deployable autonomous vehicles and acoustic payloads designed to support strategic theatre undersea surveillance of Australia’s maritime approaches. It will also provide tactical cueing to ADF and allied anti-submarine warfare forces.
While calling for a general expression of interest, there are also specific work packages listed on ICN Gateway, including:
- electronics manufacturing
- surveillance systems
- maritime platform integration support
- commercial L-BAND SATCOM
- maritime high-data rate line-of-sight mesh radios.
“Previous defence experience is not essential, but prior experience in the maritime domain will be highly regarded” ICN QLD procurement engineering specialist Nimmi Pushparajan said.
BDA has been a part of Australia’s defence industry for 95 years, working with the Australian Government and the ADF to deliver innovative defence solutions across the air, land and sea.
For more information, or to submit an expression of interest, go to the BDA Maritime Programs Gateway page.