Australian Government: Department of Defence
Defence Capability Plan 2009 December 2010 Update - Public Version
     
 
 

JP 2069

Phase 2 High Grade Cryptographic Equipment
Phase 3 High Grade Cryptographic Equipment
Phase 4 High Grade Cryptographic Equipment

Background

JP 2069 is a multi-phased proposal to acquire replacement High Grade Cryptographic Equipment for the ADF. High Grade Cryptographic Equipment is used when there is a requirement to protect nationally classified information during electronic transmission. The proposal aims to modernise the ADF’s fleet of High Grade Cryptographic Equipment to avoid obsolescence, take advantage of technology advancements and maintain interoperability with allies.

Other phases of JP 2069 include:

  • Phase 1A (complete) defined the strategy and scope of the later phases of the project; and
  • Phase 1B (complete) has acquired the new generation of secure telephony.

Australian Industry Capability Considerations

An AIC Plan is required when the estimated project budget for an acquisition is equal to or greater than $50m or where the project identifies a specific need for local industry to deliver aspects of the capability, such as a Priority Industry Capability. The table below provides an indication of the likely AIC, PIC, SIC and GSC requirements for this project:

Phase AIC PIC SIC GSC
2 Yes1 No Yes No
3 Yes1 No Yes No
4 Yes1 No Yes No

Notes:
1. Where an FMS solution is likely, an AIC Deed will be used in place of an AIC Plan to identify second pass industry opportunities.

Phase 2 High Grade Cryptographic Equipment

Scope

The scope of this phase is to modernise the serial and trunk components of the High Grade Cryptographic Equipment capability, and will replace link encryption equipment that is approaching obsolescence and undertake associated integration and installation on ADF platforms.

The IOC for this phase will be achieved when the first of class installations have been completed for each platform for which the HGCE will be fitted, associated approvals and certifications have been provided, and updated HGCE is operational on circuits supporting current ADF operations. IMR will be associated with the materiel release of the IOC-related installations.

FOC will occur when the full scope of the project, including the mission, support and training systems, and facilities, if required, have been delivered and accepted into operational service.

LOT for this capability is planned to be ten years.

Planned Schedule

First Pass Approval FY 2010-11 to FY 2011-12
Market Solicitation FY 2010-11 to FY 2011-12
Year-of-Decision FY 2011-12 to FY 2012-13
Initial Materiel Release FY 2012-13 to FY 2013-14
Initial Operational Capability FY 2012-13 to FY 2014-15

Australian Industry Opportunities

Acquisition

Although most equipment is likely to be sourced from overseas, either through FMS or commercial arrangements, there is scope for integration and installation effort from Australian industry. The primary equipment is expected to be COTS or MOTS products that will be integrated into both new and existing communication systems.

Capabilities and related activities that may provide opportunities for Australian industry include:

Phase 2 Industry Capability
Industry Activity Protection of Networks, Computers & Communications
Assemble / Install DES
Design DES
Education / Training OPT
Logistics Support OPT
Refurbish / Upgrade DES
Repair / Maintain / Sustain OPT
Test and Evaluate DES
Facilities

As this project phase is largely an equipment upgrade activity, it is unlikely that there will be any facilities and infrastructure requirements

Through-life Support

TLS will be needed, however the equipment procured under this phase is likely to be repaired under warranty or by replacement.

Acquisition Category
ACAT Attribute Complexity Level Assessment
Acquisition Cost <$100m (Low end of band)
Project Management Complexity Level 3: Moderate
Schedule Level 2: High
Technical Difficulty Level 3: Moderate
Operation and Support Level 3: Moderate
Commercial Level 3: Moderate

The ACAT Rating assessed for this Phase is ACAT III.

Points of Contact

Capability Staff:
Defence Materiel Organisation:
Deputy Director High Grade Cryptographic Equipment
(02) 6265 6738
Project Manager JP 2069
(02) 6265 4798

Phase 3 High Grade Cryptographic Equipment

Scope

The scope of this phase includes modernising High Grade Cryptographic Equipment that is approaching obsolescence (particularly older Internet Protocol encrypters), introducing modern Key Management and Security Management Infrastructure and maintaining interoperability with allies.

There is a possibility that elements of this Phase will be combined with Phase 2 as a single acquisition against approaching obsolescence, with the remaining elements combined with Phase 4. Accordingly, descriptions of IMR, IOC and LOT will be developed as the project requirements are finalised.

FOC will occur when the full scope of the project, including the mission, support and training systems, and facilities, if required, have been delivered and accepted into operational service.

Planned Schedule

First/Second Pass Approval FY 2010-11 to FY 2012-13
Market Solicitation FY 2010-11 to FY 2011-12
Year-of-Decision FY 2010-11 to FY 2012-13
Initial Materiel Release FY 2013-14 to FY 2014-15
Initial Operational Capability FY 2014-15 to FY 2015-16

Australian Industry Opportunities

Acquisition

Although most equipment is likely to be sourced from overseas, either through FMS or commercial arrangements, there is scope for integration and installation effort from Australian industry. The primary equipment is expected to be COTS or MOTS products that will be integrated into both new and existing communication systems.

Capabilities and related activities that may provide opportunities for Australian industry include:

Phase 3 Industry Capability
Industry Activity Protection of Networks, Computers & Communications
Assemble / Install DES
Design DES
Education / Training OPT
Logistics Support OPT
Refurbish / Upgrade DES
Repair / Maintain / Sustain OPT
Test and Evaluate DES
Facilities

As this project phase is largely an equipment upgrade activity, it is unlikely that there will be any facilities and infrastructure requirements

Through-life Support

TLS will be needed, however the equipment procured under this phase is likely to be repaired under warranty or by replacement.

Acquisition Category
ACAT Attribute Complexity Level Assessment
Acquisition Cost <$100m (Middle of band)
Project Management Complexity Level 3: Moderate
Schedule Level 3: Moderate
Technical Difficulty Level 3: Moderate
Operation and Support Level 3: Moderate
Commercial Level 3: Moderate

The ACAT Rating assessed for this Phase is ACAT III.

Points of Contact

Capability Staff:
Defence Materiel Organisation:
Deputy Director High Grade Cryptographic Equipment
(02) 6265 6738
Project Manager JP 2069
(02) 6265 4798

Phase 4 High Grade Cryptographic Equipment

Scope

The scope of this phase is to continue the modernisation of High Grade Cryptographic Equipment that is approaching obsolescence, upgrade key management and security management infrastructure and maintain interoperability with allies. Concepts of IMR, IOC and LOT will be developed as the project requirements evolve.

FOC will occur when the full scope of the project, including the mission, support and training systems, and facilities, if required, have been delivered and accepted into operational service.

Planned Schedule

First Pass Approval FY 2012-13 to FY 2014-15
Market Solicitation FY 2012-13 to FY 2015-16
Year-of-Decision FY 2015-16 to FY 2016-17
Initial Materiel Release FY 2015-16 to FY 2017-18
Initial Operational Capability FY 2015-16 to FY 2017-18

Australian Industry Opportunities

Acquisition

Whilst industry requirements are yet to be fully developed, the areas on which requirements are expected to focus include:

  • Replacement of wide area network cryptographic equipment and systems;
  • Development of integration and installation designs;
  • Installation of equipment into various communication and information systems;
  • Upgrade of Key Management Infrastructure; and
  • Development of integrated secure voice solutions.

Capabilities and related activities that may provide opportunities for Australian industry include:

Phase 4 Industry Capability
Industry Activity Protection of Networks, Computers & Communications
Assemble / Install DES
Design DES
Education / Training DES
Logistics Support OPT
Refurbish / Upgrade DES
Repair / Maintain / Sustain OPT
Test and Evaluate DES
Facilities

As this project phase is largely an equipment upgrade activity, it is unlikely that there will be any facilities and infrastructure requirements

Through-life Support

Specific support arrangements for each equipment type will be assessed on a case-by-case basis as purchasing occurs.

Acquisition Category
ACAT Attribute Complexity Level Assessment
Acquisition Cost <$100m (Middle of band)
Project Management Complexity Level 3: Moderate
Schedule Level 3: Moderate
Technical Difficulty Level 3: Moderate
Operation and Support Level 3: Moderate
Commercial Level 3: Moderate

The ACAT Rating assessed for this Phase is ACAT III.

Points of Contact

Capability Staff:
Defence Materiel Organisation:
Deputy Director High Grade Cryptographic Equipment
(02) 6265 6738
Project Manager JP 2069
(02) 6265 4798
Defence Capability Plan / December 2010 Update / Public Version