Australia has awarded Lockheed Martin A$765 million ($487 million) for the first phase of building Joint Air Battle Management System (JABMS) under Project Air6500.
Australia Defence Force (ADF) said the Joint Air Battle Management System will provide greater situational awareness of advanced air and missile threats and increase interoperability with international partners.
Lockheed beat Northrop Grumman to win the project.
The Australian government also announced today that it was accelerating the ADF’s medium-range ground-based air-defence capability, which would form part of a layered, integrated missile defence capability.
“The new Joint Air Battle Management System, and the Medium-Range Ground-Based Air Defence System will contribute effective capabilities as part of an integrated ADF,” Defence Minister Richard Marles said.