Boeing Awarded $470M to Build Australia’s Military Comm System; Bill Madley Comments

boeing logoA Boeing-led (NYSE: BA) consortium has been awarded a $469.7 million contract to build a wideband infrastructure for deployed Australian military personnel to transmit video, data and voice communications anywhere in the world.

Bill Madley, acting vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia, said Thursday the company plans to incorporate a modular architecture into the country’s military communication system.

BDA and its partners will design the Australian Land 2072 Phase 2B battlefield telecommunications network to help ground troops communicate with their commanders using wired or wireless technology.

Myra Sefton, director general of communication systems at the Australian defense agency, said the country also seeks to address its military’s growing mission data requirements through technology from the Boeing-led team.

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