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CANBERRA, Tuesday 7 December, 2021 – Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) has announced that leading veteran-owned infrastructure advisory firm, Conscia, will join its JP9102 team in a
bid to deliver Australia’s sovereign next generation Military Satellite Communication (MILSATCOM) System.
With deep expertise in the planning, delivery and accreditation of sensitive facilities and infrastructure for Defence, Canberra-based Conscia will manage the design and construction of
two purpose-built Satellite Operations Facilities, as well as overseeing the upgrade of two existing satellite ground stations. This includes project management, design reviews, quality
assurance of key buildings works, including verification, validation and certification of the facilities.
David Ball, Lockheed Martin Australia’s regional director for space, welcomed Conscia to the JP9102 team to support the delivery of a MILSATCOM solution defined by its operational
superiority in terms of coverage, capacity, resilience, and extensibility. “We’re excited to be working with Conscia, an Australian veteran-owned business with a strong
track record for delivery,” Ball said. “We’ve assembled an expert team that is now design- and construction-ready to deliver on JP9102’s ground infrastructure requirements. This relationship is
one of many that Lockheed Martin Australia has forged with Australian businesses as we continue our commitment to build a sovereign capability that strengthens Australia’s defence and
Brendan Bilston, Conscia chairman and executive director, said the team was excited by the opportunity to participate on such a vital project. “I’ve deployed on operations and seen first-hand the critical importance of reliable
space-based communications capabilities, so we’re delighted to be working with Lockheed Martin Australia, a company with unrivalled capabilities and a commitment to working with Australian businesses,”
Bilston said. “The team is eager to contribute to the development of a cutting edge MILSATCOM capability for Australia that will play a critical role in securing our national interests.”
“This project also has the potential to deliver significant and sustained growth for our business, as it enables us to further develop our capabilities in the Defence and Space sectors and expand
our international presence,” Bilston added.
Conscia joins a growing network of Australian SMEs and team members, including Av-Comm, Calytrix Technologies, EM Solutions, Shoal Group, Clearbox Systems, STEM Punks and Ronson
Gears, that are supporting Lockheed Martin Australia to deliver best-of-breed sovereign solutions and supply chain opportunities for JP9102 and beyond.
About Lockheed Martin Australia
Headquartered in Canberra, Lockheed Martin Australia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation. The company employs more than 1,200 people in Australia working on a
wide range of major programs spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.
Conscia is a management consulting business with offices in Canberra and Melbourne and a diverse, outcomes focused team of 37 people. The company provides project management and
corporate advisory services to a range of Australian and international clients in North America, Europe and South East Asia. As an avid supporter of diversity and inclusion, Conscia is proud to
partner with Indiginaus, an Indigenous Australia business offering project management services to clients throughout Australia.
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