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Australia Selects LS Telcom for Spectrum Management Upgrade

$13.6 Million for Initial Three-Year Effort

LS telcom AG has announced receipt of a contract valued at A$19.8 million ($13.6 million), through subsidiary LS telcom Australia Pty Ltd, to upgrade and sustain the Australian Department of Defence’s electromagnetic spectrum management capabilities.

Delivered over the next three years, the solution will be based on the LS telcom flagship mySPECTRA product, consisting of a centralised, integrated spectrum analysis package with autonomous operating databases and a powerful, case-optimised workflow engine. Options have been built in to extend for a further two three-year sustainment periods to support and maintain the system implemented.

Australian Defence will thus have an enhanced spectrum management capability, using modern, interoperable, and secure communications technology, combatting the rising threat from information warfare and cyber attacks.

A contested, congested resource, the electromagnetic spectrum has become a key domain for military authorities. It is a critical communication resource, used to send and receive information via devices such as satellites and radios. The success of defence and security operations is highly dependent on knowledge of the current electromagnetic spectrum landscape, helping to secure reliable radio communication during military operations, and to differentiate between friendly and hostile communications. Australia’s investment will enable the DoD to remain abreat of rising wireless communication and device control challenges during operations, both domestically and overseas.

Spectrum management is a complex and multi-layered issue, requiring highly specialised knowledge and capabilities. (LS telcom)

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