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Defence Infrastructure Division

Joint Project 2008 Phase 5B2 Satellite Ground Station - East Facilities Project

Works Element 2: Defence Terrestrial Communications Network Connection to SGS-E

The Satellite Ground Station - East (SGS-E) proposal is a major Defence beyond-line-of-sight communications capability and has a requirement to integrate with the Australian Defence Force communication networks. The Defence Terrestrial Communications Network (DTCN) provides the terrestrial communications connectivity needed by SGS-E to extend the Defence strategic networks to deployed ADF assets in support of operations. The DTCN at Wagga is currently being upgraded under the JP2047 - Terrestrial Communications Project for existing Defence needs.

Under this element, it is proposed to utilise the JP2047 Contractor to undertake the proposed DTCN connectivity works. This involves off-base pit and pipe installation, fibre optic cabling in the pit and pipe infrastructure to connect SGS-E to off-base telephone exchanges.