Northrop Grumman Australia - Space Systems



Contact Details


Dusko Bajic
NSW Defence Industry Manager
+61 417 323 636
 CONTACT EMAIL

  Locations: ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Australia
  Project Value: $7b AUD
  Project Status: Pre-Tender
  Project Owner NORTHROP GRUMMAN AUSTRALIA PTY LIMITED

Project Details


Northrop Grumman solves the toughest problems in space, aeronautics, defence and cyberspace to meet the ever-evolving needs of our customers worldwide. Our 90,000 global employees define possible every day using science, technology and engineering to create and deliver advanced systems, products and services.


We’ve been Defining Possible above the atmosphere for over 60 years and we’re still leading the way today. From the launch pad to orbit, we deliver everything from missile systems to spacecraft to launch and command and control systems. We are dedicated to providing strategic defense, secure and reliable communications, robust missile warning and advanced space situational awareness to support our customers.


In Australia, Northrop Grumman is proud of its established relationship with the Commonwealth of Australia and is committed to enhancing its business and geographic footprint in country. We have a strong customer base in Australia and have been supporting a variety of defence and civil programmes here for more than 20 years.


Northrop Grumman is deeply committed to building Australian defence industry capability through partnerships and collaboration. The company is committed to working with government to develop the highly-skilled workforce required to build a sustainable, sovereign industrial base. Northrop Grumman will continue to assist small business and medium-size enterprises to deliver innovative capabilities and technologies to a global market.


The Project

Australia is increasingly reliant on satellite-based capability and services, particularly where digital data and information drives decision-making. Through the 2020 Force Structure Plan the Commonwealth has outlined its approach for investing and developing space capabilities to improve Defence’s resilience and enhance a large number of space-dependant capabilities across the Joint Force. These include:

  • The acquisition and sustainment of sovereign-controlled satellites, and ground control stations that will be under sovereign Australian control, increasing our self-reliance and resilience. 
  • Enhancing space domain awareness to enable better tracking and identification of space objects and threats, such as space debris, as well as predicting and avoiding potential collisions.
  • Developing capabilities to counter emerging space threats to Australia’s free use of the space domain and that assure our continued access to space-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.
  • A rolling upgrade program to assure position, navigation and timing information in a contested environment.
  • Acquisition of a sovereign space-based imagery capability to enhance coverage of the Indo-Pacific region.


Northrop Grumman Australia is committed to maximising opportunities for Australian and New Zealand industry involvement through the acquisition and sustainment phases of these capabilities. Potential opportunities for Australian and New Zealand industry involvement include software development, systems integration, facilities construction, system operators, sustainment, and participation in the supply chain through manufacture and supply of sub-systems and components.

The Space Systems Project presents an opportunity for Australian and New Zealand industry to participate in a strategically important program to build and maintain an enduring Australian space capability with an opportunity to enter export markets. 

Northrop Grumman is seeking expressions of interests (EOI) in specific areas. In your submission, please respond with as much detail as needed to describe your company’s engineering and manufacturing capabilities, certifications, business size, and other relevant information.


General Information on Project

Find more information about Northrop Grumman click here: Northrop Grumman Australia


How to register an Expression of Interest

  • This is a general EOI submission and Work Packages currently available to submit an EOI for are listed below.
  • Shortlisted SMEs will be invited to tender Work Packages as needed.
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Work Packages


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Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest shown below are subject to change.

OPEN LISTINGS    AWARDED    CLOSED LISTINGS    OTHER
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STANDARD LISTINGS        ▲ CONTRACT
STATUS   CATEGORY 1 - SPACE SEGMENT    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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1.1 Space segment - design19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking information about suppliers with capabilities to design space vehicle, satellite bus, payloads including subsystems and components to meet SATCOM coverage, capability, connectivity and system defence requirements.
1.2 Space segment- materials19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking the supply of materials used to manufacture space vehicles and satellites.
1.3 Space segment - optical19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking information about suppliers with technology and experience to provide SATCOM Optical Link capabilities.
1.4 Space segment - manufacture and supply19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking suppliers with capabilities to manufacture space vehicle and SATCOM sub systems and components.
1.5 Space segment - assembly integration and test19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking suppliers experienced in assembly integration and test space vehicles and satellites.
1.6 Space segment - launch19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking information about suppliers with capability to support launch of space vehicles and satellites to LEO, MEO and GEO.
STATUS   CATEGORY 2 - GROUND SEGMENT    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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2.1 Ground segment - project manage19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking details regarding suppliers with capabilities, capacity and past performance to project manage delivery of large Satellite ground station installations, including experience in successfully delivering projects in regional Australia.
2.2 Ground segment - design19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking information about suppliers with proven capabilities in SATCOM ground segment design including but not limited to command and control functions, siting considerations, hardware specifications and systems integration experience.
2.3 Ground segment - supply19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking the supply of ground station antenna systems, sub systems and components in UHF, Ka and X Band.
2.4 Ground segment - assembly integration and test19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking suppliers experienced in assembly integration and test of TT&C and ground station antenna systems.
2.5 Ground segment - certification19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking suppliers experienced in certification of TT&C and ground station antenna systems to required process and standards.
STATUS   CATEGORY 3 - CONTROL SEGMENT    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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3.1 Control segment - system management19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking suppliers with products, services and integration capabilities to meet system management planning, monitoring and control requirements.
3.2 Control segment - software and systems integration19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking suppliers with existing products or extensive software development and integration experience in the defence domain to meet next generation network management system integration, automation of space vehicle and payload operations, cyber resilience and continuous enhancement requirements.
3.3 Control segment - staff19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking capable and experienced personnel with capabilities in space system operations including satellite operations staff, mission planning, flight operations staff, and payload control.
3.4 Control segment - training19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking suppliers experienced in developing curriculum and delivering training including computer based learning environment.
STATUS   CATEGORY 4 - FACILITIES    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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4.1 Facilities - Project Manage to Commonwealth Acceptance19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking details regarding suppliers with capabilities, capacity and past performance to project manage facility programs including network operations centres.
4.2 Facilities - Design19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking suppliers with defence facility design capabilities to build network operations centres.
4.3 Facilities - Construction test and commission19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking suppliers with defence facility capabilities, capacity and past performance to construct, test and commission network operations centres.
STATUS   CATEGORY 5 - NEXT GENERATION SOLUTIONS    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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5.1 Next Generation Solutions19 Aug 202031 Dec 2022 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking suppliers with capabilities, emerging materials, advanced manufacturing, technology and novel solutions to meet next generation space vehicle, payload, launch, ground station, control segment and space operation's needs.
STATUS   CATEGORY 6 - SUPPORT SYSTEMS    ▲ CONTRACT OPENS FULL
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6.1 Ground segment - maintain and support19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking information about suppliers with proven capabilities in SATCOM ground segment maintenance and through life support including capacity in regional and remote Australia and past performance on defence establishments.
6.2 Control segment - sustain and develop19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking suppliers with existing products or extensive software development and integration experience in the defence domain to meet next generation network management system integration, automation of space vehicle and payload operations, cyber resilience and continuous enhancement requirements.
6.3 Facilities Maintenance19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking information about suppliers with proven facilities maintenance capacity in regional and remote Australia and past performance on defence establishments.
6.4 Support SATCOM Certification of End User Terminals19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking suppliers with existing products or extensive software development and integration experience in the defence domain to meet next generation network management system integration, automation of space vehicle and payload operations, cyber resilience and continuous enhancement requirements.
6.5 Modelling and Simulation19 Aug 202030 Sep 2020 
 
Northrop Grumman is seeking suppliers with existing products or extensive software development and integration experience in the modelling and simulation domain.