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Nov 23, 2021
Northrop Grumman Australia has announced L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) has joined the growing team of experienced satellite communications providers working to deliver the Commonwealth the sovereign capability solution for JP9102, the Australian Defence Force’s Satellite Communication System project.
As part of the Northrop Grumman Australia team, L3Harris will provide in-country, ground station capability including the Australian Wide Multi-Band Terminal (WMBT), pronounced WOMBAT, delivering exponential growth in capability and upgradeability over existing systems, while occupying the same ground footprint.
“Together with our partners, Northrop Grumman Australia and L3Harris will provide the Commonwealth with a sovereign, resilient end-to-end satellite communications capability solution, backed by our unmatched experience to support the future joint force and safeguard our national interests,” said Christine Zeitz, general manager, Northrop Grumman Asia Pacific.
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“Northrop Grumman has a deep heritage in space systems with capabilities in satellite communications, ground, launch and control systems, for civil, commercial and defence customers,” said Frank DeMauro, vice president and general manager, tactical space systems, Northrop Grumman. “We are proud to partner with L3Harris to bring our collective expertise to support the Australian Defence Force.”
“L3Harris is excited to partner with Northrop Grumman Australia on JP9102 to provide an industry leading solution to the Commonwealth of Australia,” said Alan Clements, corporate vice president of L3Harris Australia. “Our two companies are well positioned to take the best of breed and leverage a strong and smart industrial base in Australia to grow Australia’s capabilities in the space domain.”
L3Harris Technologies has been supporting the Australian Defence Force for more than 25 years, with a strong reputation for delivering high quality capabilities across many areas, including: satellite communication systems through JP2008, undersea sensors and communications, strategic and tactical ISR, electronic warfare and night vision.
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