Equipping Defence

Indian Ocean Region UHF Satcom

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Project Number:
JP 2008 Phase 5A
Electronic Systems

Project description

This project will provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with twenty 25kHz UHF SATCOM channels on a hosted payload on a commercial Intelsat Satellite (IS-22), to provide coverage of the Indian Ocean Region, and associated ground infrastructure to provide network control.

Deliverable Original Planned Achieved / Forecast Notes

Project Year of Commencement

Mar 2009 and Mar 2010

Initial Materiel Release (IMR)

Jul 2012

Jul 2012

Initial Operational Capability (IOC)

Jul 2012

Jul 2012

Final Materiel Release (FMR)

Mar 2014 May 2015

In February 2014 ViaSat advised the Commonwealth of software design delays. This will not affect FOC in June 2018.

Final Operational Capability (FOC)

Jun 2018 Jun 2018

CIOG will be in a position to acquire agreed UHF capacity from the US as their capacity builds up in the region. A review of project submission documents to Government highlighted the omission of some key milestone dates in the PDSS.

Content is current as at December 2014 and will be updated annually.

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