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JOINT COMMAND SUPPORT
ENVIRONMENT JP 2030 PHASE 8
Prime Contractors: System Integrator
Contractor: CSC Australia; Capability
Development & Support
Contractor: Lockheed Martin Australia
JP 2030 Phase 8 is an evolutionary acquisition
project established to deliver a cohesive and
integrated Joint Command Support Environment
for the efficient and effective planning and
conduct of ADF operations for Headquarters
Joint Operations Command (HQJOC). Two of the
three evolutions have been approved.
During 2012-13, this project will implement
the first two hardware and software capability
releases as part of evolution 2. The first evolution
2 releases include business artefacts generation,
enhancements to the planning capability and
the initial delivery of the Situational Awareness -
Common Operating Picture capability.
Key risks are evolving business process and
user needs at HQJOC and ensuring the delivered
solution provides an efficient and effective user
interface. These risks are mitigated by the user-
centric software development process and
multiple release cycles allowing user feedback
based on use in service.
ULTRA HIGH FREQUENCY SATELLITE
COMMUNICATIONS JP 2008 PHASE
Prime Contractor: Intelsat LLC
This project is scoped to deliver UHF satellite
communications to the ADF via a hosted payload
on a commercial Intelsat satellite. The project
will also deliver essential ground infrastructure
to provide network control. The launch of the
Intelsat satellite occurred in March 2012.
During 2012-13, this project will achieve
in-orbit testing of the Intelsat-22 satellite and
delivery of ground infrastructure.
The key risk to this project is delivering a
Network Control System that provides
interoperability with United States infrastructure.
BATTLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM LAND
75 PHASE 3.4 (307/144/33)
Prime Contractor: Elbit Systems Limited
This project will deliver Mounted Battle
Management Systems including command
post systems to the ADF in cooperation with
LAND 125 Phase 3A (delivering the dismounted
Battle Management System) and JP 2072 Phase 1
(providing the Combat Radio System).
The project is delivering into a Brigade group
in support of land network-centric warfare
roadmap milestones. Initial Materiel Release was
achieved in June 2011, and initial operational
test and evaluation activities will be conducted
in mid 2012. The Final Materiel Release for the
system is due in 2013.
During 2012-13, this project will complete
the majority of remaining acceptance and
quality assurance procedures for installation of
the Battle Management System into a number
of platforms, and achieve full-rate installation
into priority variants of the Protected Mobility
The key risk is finalising the complex design
acceptance processes with the respective
platform design authorities. Risk mitigation
activities include implementation of a detailed
technical certification plan, close management
of the commercial arrangements with the
platform design authorities and formation of
contracts between Elbit and platform design
authorities for the provision of expert support.
BRIDGING AIR COMBAT CAPABILITY
AIR 5349 PHASE 2 (274/124/54)
Prime Contractor: United States Government
through Foreign Military Sales cases
This project will introduce into service a
number of new weapons and countermeasures
under the Australian Super Hornet program.
These weapons will significantly enhance the
RAAF’s ability to conduct air, land and maritime
strike operations. This project is running
concurrently with AIR 5349 Phase 1 to deliver
the Bridging Air Combat Capability.
During 2012-13, the United States Navy and
United States Air Force will undertake weapon
integration testing. Delivery of the Joint Stand-
off Weapon C-1 is due to commence in 2013.
The key risk for this project is schedule. Both
the United States Air Force and United States
Navy are under budgetary pressure and have
identified early indications of schedule slip for
their test programs and production contracts.
REPLACEMENT JP 2070 PHASE 2
Prime Contractor: EuroTorp, Thales
This project will deliver MU90 Anti-Submarine
Lightweight Torpedoes, integrated with the
Anzac and Adelaide class frigates.
JP 2070 Phase 2 is being managed as a Project
of Concern in conjunction with JP 2070 Phase 3.
During 2012-13, this project will continue
to support operational test and evaluation,
complete ship modifications, establish
in-service support arrangements and deliver
The key risk for this project is delay to the
successful completion of operational test
and evaluation. Elements of this risk include
availability of fleet assets and adverse weather
PROJECT JP 2086 PHASE 1
Prime Contractor: Lend Lease
This project will deliver a modernised
propellant manufacturing facility at Mulwala, to
replace the existing but now obsolete plant that
dates back to the 1940s. The modernised facility
will meet more stringent and contemporary
environmental and work, health and safety
The existing Commonwealth owned Mulwala
Facility, which manufactures propellants for
incorporation into ADF munitions, is operated
by Thales Australia Limited.
During 2012-13, the design and construction
contractor will continue the task of
commissioning the modernised facility using
trained operators from the Thales workforce.
This commissioning process will include the
manufacture and qualification of military
grade propellants. Following acceptance by the
Commonwealth in 2013, the modernised facility
will be transitioned to Thales for operation.
The key risk for this project is the successful
transition of propellant production from the
existing facility to the modernised facility.
MULTI ROLE HELICOPTER AIR 9000
PHASE 2 (3,656/2,098/260)
Prime Contractor: Australian Aerospace
This project is acquiring 46 MRH90 helicopters
for the Army and Navy. Phase 2 represents 12
Army MRH90 (additional Squadron to support
Army lift capability). Fifteen aircraft have been
accepted as at 28 February 2012.
The MRH90 program has suffered delays of
over two years and was declared a Project of
Concern in late 2011.
During 2012-13, this project aims to achieve
Initial Operational Capability for Navy, and
introduce full flight and mission simulators into
The key risks for this project will be rectifying
a range of technical issues and to generate the
necessary flying rates to meet Navy and Army
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