Lockheed Martin Future Space and Communications Programs in ANZ

Contact Details

Ian Hudson
Industry Capability Network
+61 2 9927 3100

  Locations: ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Australia, NI, SI New Zealand
  Project Value: $100m - $6B
  Project Status: Capture
  Project Owner Lockheed Martin Australia

Project Details

Lockheed Martin Space knows going to space is just the beginning. It’s what you do when you get there that matters. They build satellites and spacecraft that do amazing things in space for government and commercial customers. Lockheed Martin-built satellites give earlier warning of severe weather, connect troops on the battlefield, and deliver GPS directions to a billion people worldwide. As they look to the future, they’re driving innovations to help their customers do even more in orbit. That’s why they’re designing smarter satellites that operate like smartphones in the sky, with apps that can be updated in orbit so they can adapt as mission needs on the ground change. Your mission is theirs. And as that mission evolves, we’ll all be ready.

Lockheed Martin Space offers the vital capabilities needed to provide their war fighting and civilian customers the products and services they need in their defining moments. Space is set for significant growth in the Australian market across a range of projects covering mission segments such as:

  • Satellite Communications (SATCOM) operations in the X, Ka, and Ku bands
  • Ground Based Space Situational Awareness
  • Design, Development, & Manufacture of satellite busses and payloads of various sizes and capabilities
  • Space communications ground stations and control systems.

Whilst there are a range of specific Defence and Government contracts at various stages of the acquisition life-cycle, collectively they offer great opportunities across a number of Australian industrial capabilities.

About LMA
Lockheed Martin Australia is engaged in research, design, development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. They employ over 1,000 people with a presence in every mainland state and territory. Lockheed Martin Australia’s programs and projects support a further 3,000 Australian industry jobs across the country in advanced manufacturing and high technology industries, providing Australia with a sovereign capability edge.

The Projects
Lockheed Martin Australia, Space business area is taking a ‘whole of business’ portfolio approach to potential Australian industry companies, offering a longer-term pipeline for potential partners that can deliver world class Australian capabilities and demonstrate value-for-money.

General Information on Project
You can find out more about Lockheed Martin’s global space capability here, and areas of interest to LMA Space here.

Lockheed Martin will continue to use the ICN Gateway portal to manage registrations of interest for the foreseeable future. However, there are a number of exciting opportunities that we are pursuing in the near term if you think you have what it takes to be part of Lockheed Martin’s world-beating Space technology teams, please register without delay.

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.

To submit an initial EOI for the Work Scopes, companies must have an ICN Gateway company profile. Information on how to register your company on ICN Gateway is detailed below.

ICN Gateway Company Registration

Click here to create your company profile on ICN Gateway.

Your company summary and company description are used to assess your ability to complete projects when you lodge an EOI- please ensure that your company invests the time and energy required to represent your company in the most effective manner possible.


Work Packages

To edit or submit an expression of interest, select the icon next to the package you are interested in.
Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest shown below are subject to change.


1.1 Space Vehicles19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Design and development of Spacecraft in the medium-large size range (1000 kg+), and for operation in A2AD environments
1.2 Payloads19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Design and development of payloads - Optical, communications, ISR
1.3 Space Systems Manufacturing19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Manufacturing for elements of Spacecraft - bus and payloads
1.4 Launch Services19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Launch Services, particularly relating to medium-large bus/payloads (1000 kg+)
2.1 Ground Station and Systems - Antennas19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Antenna systems for Satellite Communications (SATCOM) operations in the X, Ka, Ku bands
2.2 Ground Station and Systems - RF/Baseband19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Design and development of SATCOM ground station systems in the analog and digital domains, covering technologies such as:
RF Harness and Waveguides,
Waveform design/encoding,
System timing and synchronisation,
SATCOM control system COTS/MOTS hardware
2.3 Ground Station and Systems - Monitoring and Control19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Design and/or development of an integrated SATCOM Monitoring and Control (M&C) system
2.4 SATCOM Management System - C219 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Satellite C2 Products for all aspects of SATCOM system control including Spectrum Management, Tracking, Telemetry and Control (TT&C),
Mission Planning,
Management of Defensive Satellite Capabilities,
Cyber resiliency and cyber worthiness engineering for deployed military systems
2.5 SATCOM Management System - Cloud and Edge Processing19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
SATCOM Management System - Cloud and Edge Processing
3.1 Novel Space technologies19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Novel technologies that could be applicable to Space systems including but not limited to:
Radiation hardened circuits
Additive Manufacturing
Laser Communications
Quantum Encryption
4.1 Facilities and Infrastructure19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Design, Development, Construction, Verification and Validation of ground station facilities and infrastructure (buildings, HVAC, racks, cabling, electrical)
5.1 Services - Systems Engineering19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Experience with Systems Engineering activities, especially Model Based Systems Engineering and Model Based Systems Design
5.2 Services - Software Development19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Software Development for large scale military systems in an agile software development environment
5.3 Services - Certification19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Certification services for SATCOM anchor stations, payloads and terminals
5.4 Services - ICT19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Design and Development of secure ICT infrastructure including interfacing into existing Defence Networks
5.5 Services - Site Security19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Site security services
5.6 Services - Network Operations19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Operations of Space Operations Centre, including mission planning, space vehicle operations, and payload operations
5.7 Services - Training19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Experience with development of training systems especially relating to space
5.8 Services - Maintenance19 Nov 202019 Nov 202319 Nov 2023
Management of maintenance support services for remotely located facilities, infrastructure and SATCOM systems