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DEADLINE ALERT: Lockheed Martin calls for Future Submarine Combat System proposals

Just a few days after announcing $600,000-worth of contracts with Australian industry and academia to develop technology proposals for the Combat System for Australia’s new ATTACK class submarines, Lockheed Martin Australia has issued a call for a third round of proposals. Proposals are due on 13 July 2020.

Topics of the R&D Program:

  • Integration of SATCOM bearers in a single antenna payload
  • Console design in-line with and beyond state-of-the-art currently developed for ships
  • Innovative ways to manage cables
  • Feasibility of small form-factor multi-function ESA for Electronic Support and Comms
  • Instantaneous 360 video – Miniaturisation of optical bench
  • Methods for improving cyber resilience of container orchestration environments

Lockheed Martin Australia is the combat system integrator for the ATTACK class, partnering with the Department of Defence and Naval Group Australia to design and integrate the combat system for the future fleet.

The Combat System program presents an opportunity for Australian industry and academia to participate in an exciting and strategically important program to build and maintain an enduring and regionally superior Australian submarine capability. The company counsels that this is a long Program and the technological solutions potentially sought may not necessarily have been invented yet. Therefore, Research and Development (R&D) will play an integral function in the successful delivery of the Program.

Application Process

In Stage 1, White Papers on scientific or technical merit on ideas or technology are sought.

Up to $75,000 will be provided to successful projects scoped for 6 months with the potential to get additional funding up to $1M in stage 2. Proposals are due 13 July 2020.

Detailed information regarding R&D program pathway is available here.

Apply here


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