Related ministers and contacts
The Hon Kevin Andrews MP
Minister for Defence
19 May 2015
Today Defence entered into a contract that will provide support to the next generation of military communications capability for the land elements of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
The AUD $77 million multi-year contract has been awarded to Brisbane based company Harris Software Systems and will bring radio repair and sustainment services into Australia, enhancing the local support capability.
Providing essential support services and ongoing alignment with the rapidly evolving tactical communication capabilities, this vital contract will maintain more than 15,000 radios across Australia and deployed on operations.
It will ensure ADF personnel continue to operate with the latest military communications technologies and modern software-definable radios that form the tactical communications backbone of Defence.
Harris Software Systems is an Australian-based subsidiary of Harris Corporation, a leading supplier of communications and information technology.
Chloe Petch (Minister Andrews’ Office) 0477 395 356
Defence Media Operations (02) 6127 1999
Other related releases
Joint Media Release - New Zealand Minister of Defence and Minister for Defence - Ministers re-affirm Defence relations
Minister for Defence - Australia-New Zealand Defence Ministers Meeting
Minister for Defence - Government invests $14 million in Defence technology
Minister for Defence - Construction begins on $157m project at HMAS Albatross
Prime Minister and Minister for Defence - Australia to extend air operations against Daesh into Syria