AIR 6500

Boeing Defence Australia (BDA)

Boeing Defence Australia (BDA), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has been an integral part of the region's defence industry and the partner of choice for some of Australia's largest and most complex defence projects.

BDA’s strength lies in its world-class, innovative solutions for the support, maintenance, modification and upgrade of Boeing and non-Boeing aircraft; military aircrew training design and delivery; and the design, development and support of Command, Control, Computers, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions

The company’s 2500+ employees at numerous Australian and three international locations bring the ‘Best of Boeing’ products and services into the Australian market to provide a range of valued, through-life service solutions to its customers.

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AIR6500 Phase 1 Joint Air Battle Management System (JABMS) will form the core architecture of the future ADF Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD) capability to improve the accuracy and speed of ADF systems’ response to air and missile threats in the future (2025+,) in order to protect deployed forces whilst increasing levels of interoperability with Coalition partners. JABMS will ensure that future ADF IAMD capabilities will have the flexibility for further enhancement to handle more complex threats that may emerge in the future.

The JABMS capability will include Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) systems, data fusion and network capabilities, active and passive sensor suites, and will better connect the communications, sensors and targeting systems of various ADF platforms so that they can better combine their capabilities, generating greater potency and lethality.

The JABMS will provide sensing, deciding and acting functions that enhance fusion and sharing of surveillance and intelligence information across all warfare domains to support management of the air battle and electro-magnetic spectrum, coordination of joint fires and control of and ground based air defence assets. To ensure timely responses against emerging threats, the JABMS will provide levels of automation and improved decision support tools that will improve the accuracy and speed of tactical processes.

As a core component of the ADF’s IAMD capability, JABMS will integrate with all other ADF IAMD capabilities, to provide a robust layered air and missile defence system. This capability will allow the ADF to boast enhanced joint force protection, increased combat effectiveness and lethality of other weapons platforms, and contribute to decision superiority in the future complex battle-space.


In support of BDA’s AIR6500 campaign, BDA is engaging the market to understand defence capability in Australia. BDA encourages local industry interested in supplying to the campaign to register an expression of interest (EOI) for specific supply opportunities outlined below. This will enable BDA to identify your capability and potential to support and contribute to the campaign.

Previous defence experience is not a requirement.

Please ensure that:

•        Your company profile on the ICN Gateway is complete, up-to-date and accurate 

•        You register your interest as a supplier (where applicable), and

•        You respond to all campaign and work package-specific questions.

It is important that businesses submitting an EOI are aware that their submission does not guarantee they will progress further in any procurement process.

NOTE: Boeing requires that all registrations are complete. Incomplete registrations may not be considered for further consideration or prequalification.

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Project at a glance

ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA Australia, NI, SI New Zealand
BID Stage

Contact Details

Nimmi Pushparajan
Procurement Engineering Specialist
+61 7 3364 0670

Work Package
Full Scope EOI
Partial Scope EOI
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AccordianPlus Communications
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Mission System Core Applications

AccordianPlus EWBM Applications
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Mission System Enabling Segments

AccordianPlus Cyber Defence
AccordianPlus Data Analytics
AccordianPlus Simulation
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Mission System Infrastructure

AccordianPlus Deployable Facilities
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Note: The closing date/s for expressions of interest are subject to change.