As technology continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, the realm of autonomous vehicles has seen remarkable advancements. The Australian arm of US-based multinational company L3Harris is working with ICN to identify supplies for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) unmanned sea boat, as well as a range of maritime communication projects.
L3Harris Integrated Mission Systems Australia Pty Ltd (L3 Harris IMSA) builds, delivers, maintains and supports complex systems and equipment for Australia and for export.
It supports the Department of Defence Australian Industry Capability strategy.
Unmanned sea boat
As part of its bid for the unmanned sea boat, L3Harris IMSA has called for expressions of interest (EOI) from Australian companies to be part of its supply chain for design, manufacture, test, delivery and supply of glass reinforced plastic boats.
The company aims to maximise Australian industry capability in the project, while continuing to expand its network of Australian and New Zealand manufacturers and suppliers.
Interested companies will need to be members of the Defence Industry Security Program
L3Harris IMSA is working on a number of maritime communication projects.
Current work includes:
- supplying and maintaining RAN navigation display systems
- providing integrated platform management systems (IPMS), communications and navigation systems for the SEA 1180 offshore patrol vessels
- responsibility for the integrated communication system and through-life support facility of the RAN Canberra Class amphibious assault ship
- designing, building and installing an upgraded communications system for the Royal NZ Navy
- upgrading the external communications and supporting the RAN tracking exercise and signature management on the Collins Class submarine.
The company is calling for EOIs from Australian companies to support these projects.
Go to the company website to learn more about L3Harris’s work in Australia.