Calytrix and EM Solutions join satellite comms development

Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) has announced the addition of two leading Australian technology providers to its team developing a Military Satellite Communication (MILSATCOM) capability for defence, Calytrix Technologies and EM Solutions.

The companies join a growing network of Australian SMEs including Av-Comm, Shoal Group, Clearbox Systems, STEM Punks and Ronson Gears, that are developing a satellite communication system ‘defined by its operational superiority in terms of coverage, capacity, resilience and extensibility’.

Regional space director at LMA David Ball said the company was drawing on the best that Australian industry has to offer.

“We’ve been clear from the outset that our JP9102 philosophy is to maximise Australian industry content, and these latest teammates are a testament to that enduring commitment.

“Investing in local capabilities facilitates the transfer of skills, know-how and technology to strengthen Australia’s defence and space industry—and will play a lead role in the development and support of our solution.”

Calytrix and EM Solutions will provide best-of-breed technology and support services for JP9102 across a diverse set of work packages.

Calytrix, a Western Australian-based leader in integrated training solutions, is developing an innovative and modern training management system in satellite operations. The system will manage courseware, simulations and scenarios, assessments and compliance processes.

EM Solutions, a Brisbane-based subsidiary of Electro Optic Systems, will establish an interoperability and certification program to ensure existing and future end-user terminals meet all required standards under the new sovereign construct.

Picture: Lockheed Martin Australia

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