Lockheed Martin Australia - Future Submarine



Contact Details


  Jeremy Satchell
  (08) 8429 2990
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  Jeff Camburn, ICN SA
  (08) 8429 3268
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  Locations: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Australia
  Project Status: Design
  Project Owner Lockheed Martin Australia

Project Details


Future Submarine Combat System Program

 

Lockheed Martin Australia is the combat system integrator for Australia's Future Submarine Program, partnering with the Department of Defence and Naval Group to design and integrate the combat system for the future fleet.

 

Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) is committed to maximising opportunities for Australian industry involvement through all phases of the Future Submarine Program and are seeking interest from industry to inform the design phase of the program. 

 

The Future Submarine Combat System Program presents an opportunity for Australian Industry to participate in an exciting and strategically important program to build and maintain an enduring and regionally superior Australian submarine capability. This is a long Program and the technological solutions potentially sought may not necessarily have been invented yet. Therefore, Research and Development (R&D) will play an integral function in the successful delivery of the Program.


LMA invites companies to register their interest in participating in the Combat System Program for consideration to receive Request for Quotation for systems and subsystems as detailed below. 

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Research and Development (R&D)


In regards to the R&D topics listed below this is part of a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an initial round of funded combat systems R&D activities. The aim of these activities is to support Industry in exploring new solutions and sovereign technologies relating to the specified R&D topics for potential application in design activities for the FSP combat system.

TIMING
Initial Release for Questions and Answers – 10 September 2018
RFP Open Date – 24 September 2018
RFP Close Date – 22 October 2018

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Naval Group of France was announced as Australia's international partner for the design of the Future Submarine in April 2016 and a Design and Mobilisation Contract was signed on  30 September 2016. To register interest in becoming a supplier to Naval Group click HERE.


For more information on the Future Submarine Program click HERE.

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OPEN FOR EOI    INCOMPLETE EOI    EOI COMPLETED
STATUS   COMBAT SYSTEM    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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01 Combat System Infrastructure and Architecture29 Jun 171 Jun 20 
This includes processing, consoles, enclosure and cables. Please continue with your Expression of Interest to detail your company scope of interest.
02 On-board Systems Training5 Sep 171 Jun 20 
Write training materials and user manuals for on-board systems. The delivery of user-based training using simulation tools and techniques.
03 Navigation Sensors and Processing29 Jun 171 Jun 20 
Please continue with your Expression of Interest to detail your company scope of interest.
04 Underwater Communications29 Jun 171 Jun 20 
Please continue with your Expression of Interest to detail your company scope of interest.
05 Acoustic Sensors and Processing29 Jun 171 Jun 20 
Please continue with your Expression of Interest to detail your company scope of interest.
06 Electronic Warfare (EW) / Electronic Support Measures (ESM) / Visual Sensors and Processing29 Jun 171 Jun 20 
Please continue with your Expression of Interest to detail your company scope of interest.
07 Australian Tactical Software Applications29 Jun 171 Jun 20 
Please continue with your Expression of Interest to detail your company scope of interest.
08 External and Internal Communications and Sensors29 Jun 171 Jun 20 
Please continue with your Expression of Interest to detail your company scope of interest.
09 Combat System Support and Engineering Services29 Jun 171 Jun 20 
Certification, Modelling, Reqts Analysis, Simulation.
Please continue with your Expression of Interest to detail your company scope of interest.
10 Other Products/Subsystems / Research and Development29 Jun 171 Jun 20 
Please continue with your Expression of Interest to detail your company scope of interest.
STATUS   RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT     ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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FSP-CS-RT-1 Automatic detection of passive acoustic contacts10 Sep 1822 Oct 18 
Novel methods to improve the automated detection and tracking of passive acoustic contacts.\n\nThis R&D activity seeks to improve and ideally automate the passive acoustic localisation (range and bearing) of contacts from a moving host including low signal to noise ratio scenarios. The goals include identifying novel methods to reduce the time from sensor to ear, increase the sensitivity of detection, and improve the accuracy of localisation. The R&D should consider different levels of background noise, the changing propagation environment, and other effects pertaining to host vessel motion.
FSP-CS-RT-12 Innovative training approaches10 Sep 1822 Oct 18 
An investigation into innovative training approaches for submariner operator, maintainer and command team training.\n\nThis R&D activity is to identify emerging methods and technologies that will increase the effectiveness of submariner operator, maintainer and command team training. A holistic approach is required to not only consider the applicability of new technologies, but to also introduce new methods to measure how well submariners learn, retain, and apply new knowledge over time. Training systems may be offboard and/or onboard and be undertaken through a combination of live, virtual and constructive methods. The research should explore a diverse range of industries for potential solutions which have not traditionally been employed by Defence.
FSP-CS-RT-2 High resolution underwater surveys10 Sep 1822 Oct 18 
An investigation into novel methods and technologies for high resolution surveys.\n\nThis R&D activity will explore novel methods and technologies relevant to high resolution underwater surveys focussing on improved situational awareness for surfacing submarines and precision navigation in shallow waters. The aim is to provide improvements in: resolution/distortion; operational depth and area of coverage; and storage and processing performance. The host vessel / submarine may be stationary or moving and there is no assumption of on-board versus off-board systems. Techniques to explore could include but are not to be limited to mosaicing, Structure from Motion (SFM), and photogrammetry.
FSP-CS-RT-3 Optical detection and identification of above water objects10 Sep 1822 Oct 18 
Novel methods to improve the optical detection, recognition and identification of above water objects using near sea surface sensors.\nThis R&D activity seeks to identify novel methods and technologies that improve, ideally via the use of automating, aspects of the detection, recognition and identification of above water objects utilising the sensors mounted in a submarine\'s periscope, however, other novel covert methods should also be considered. The objective is to improve performance under challenging sea-air boundary conditions. Proposed methods must be cognisant of detectability, as well as Size, Weight and Power (SWAP). The R&D may consider enhancements to systems and sensors, and incorporation of state of the art technologies in terms of machine vision/cognition.
FSP-CS-RT-6 Improved communications with and between submarines10 Sep 1822 Oct 18 
Methods and technologies to improve communications with and between submarines.\n\nThe aim of this R&D activity is to identify methods and technologies that improve the performance of external submarine communications, both underwater to other submerged units, and to surface units consistent with the idea of a networked fleet. The dimensions of performance include bandwidth, throughput, range, error, error resilience, and latency. The research may include quantum techniques and explore burst communications. Proposed solutions must also be cognisant of detectability, as well as Size, Weight and Power (SWAP).
FSP-CS-RT-7 Operational concepts for uninhabited and autonomous systems10 Sep 1822 Oct 18 
The identification of novel operational concepts associated with the use of uninhabited and autonomous systems by a submarine.\n\nUninhabited and Autonomous Systems (UxV) are rapidly emerging technologies with a potential to provide operational benefits for submarines. This R&D activity is to identify novel operational concepts related to the use of UxVs by submarines. The research can consider solutions for both recoverable and disposable systems that vary in size consistent with existing submarine ejection systems, such as torpedo tubes, signal ejectors, and payload bays. The objective is to identify operational scenarios and benefits in the use of UxVs, as well as areas where further research and development may be required. The research may also consider operational methods that support the control of multiple UxV systems through supervisor \'on-the-loop\' technologies.
FSP-CS-RT-8 Submarine and emergency forces video communications10 Sep 1822 Oct 18 
Improving the performance of video communications for use between a submarine and rescue forces.\n\nThis R&D activity is to investigate how to improve the performance (such as bandwidth, range and latency) of video communications between a submarine and rescue forces in the event of an emergency. The R&D should consider a variety of undersea environments, and a variety of emergency scenarios. The R&D will need to explore the art of the possible with the communications link as well as be cognisant of the Size, Weight and Power (SWAP) issues.
FSP-CS-RT-9 Improved performance of bathymetric probes10 Sep 1822 Oct 18 
An investigation into methods and technologies for improving the performance of submarine launched bathymetric probes.\n\nThis R&D activity is to investigate how to improve the performance of submarine launched bathymetric probes with respect to their operating speed, accuracy, and operator confidence in their use. Proposed solutions must also be cognisant of detectability, existing submarine ejection systems (e.g. signal ejectors) as well as Space, Weight and Power and Cooling (SWAP-C).