New Harris Defence Australia HQ digitises the battlefield


Wednesday, 31 January, 2018


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Harris Defence Australia’s new headquarters has been opened in Hamilton, Brisbane.

The new state-of-the-art headquarters building will be fundamental to the execution of Army’s Battlefield Management System, an important new capability for the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

“The headquarters will enable Harris to expand further into prototyping systems integration and assurance, which is essential to modern ADF missions,” said Minister for Defence Marise Payne.

“There are now about 20,000 Harris radios in service across land, sea and air platforms in the ADF, ensuring they have the cutting-edge capability they need to keep our nation safe and secure.

“The Tactical Communications Network will provide fast, accurate, secure and reliable digital communications that will enable our forces to make better informed decisions faster, by distributing the right information to the right people at the right time, increasing the likelihood of success on the battlefield.”

Federal Member for Brisbane Trevor Evans said that the federal government’s investment in defence capability was creating high-tech, high-paying jobs in Brisbane.

“I congratulate Harris Defence Australia on opening their new headquarters in Brisbane, which will deliver ADF capability while supporting hundreds of jobs,” he said.

“Brisbane is home to many companies who are delivering world-class, cutting-edge technology to the Australian Defence Force as part of the Turnbull government’s Defence White Paper.”

In 2017, Harris Defence Australia was awarded the Land 200 contract to further tactical communications digitisation in support of modernising mission command.

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