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Lockheed Martin Australia is seeking potential suppliers who can contribute to the development of an integrated air and missile defence system that can fuse and share information to enhance the accuracy and speed of response to air and missile threats.

The Royal Australian Air Force’s vision is to transform into a fully networked 5th generation force able to prevail against increasingly complex and lethal threats.

Key to this vision is Project AIR 6500, a Joint Air Battle Management System (JABMS) that will interconnect the many disparate platforms, systems and sensors across the air, land, sea, space, electromagnetic and cyber domains into a collaborative environment that provides shared situational awareness of the battlespace and the ability to rapidly plan responses to threats.

This JABMS will coordinate and synchronise ADF operations, including the tracking and engagement of forces with an Area of Operations. The JABMS will be deployable in addition to supporting Australian-based capabilities.

This investment will provide the foundation for an enhanced integrated air and missile defence system for the ADF, ensuring that the delivered system is able to fuse and share information to enhance the accuracy and speed of ADF’s systems’ response to air and missile threats. The ADF will also acquire ground-based active electronically scanned array radars and passive radars and expand Australia’s access to air and space situational awareness information, including through space-based systems.

Expressions of interest close 31 July 2021.

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