Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist Professor Tanya Monro has introduced that Airbus has been chosen because the strategic companion for Defence’s Resilient Multi-mission Area STaR Shot – a strategic analysis program established to develop future area capabilities for the Australian Defence Power (ADF). An skilled satellite tv for pc developer and integrator, Airbus Defence and Area will work with Defence to ship the formidable Defence area analysis program which is aimed toward making certain Australian conflict fighters have assured entry to satellite tv for pc companies. Airbus was chosen as the popular strategic companion by a panel of specialists from Defence and the Australian Area Company.

“By partnering with Airbus, we are going to fast-track the event of crucial satellite tv for pc applied sciences for the ADF, and make sure that our conflict fighters have ongoing entry to resilient and trusted communication, intelligence and surveillance companies. This can be a true collaboration between authorities, trade and academia that may assist place our rising Australian area sector to ship future sovereign area applied sciences and operational capabilities,” Professor Monro mentioned.


Planning has already commenced for 2 experimental satellite tv for pc missions. Defence has bought two Airbus Arrow 150 satellite tv for pc buses valued at over $20 million. It will likely be supported by three Australian trade companions: Inovor Applied sciences, Shoal Group and Deloitte, in addition to tutorial companions and a variety of Australian small-to-medium enterprises.These satellite tv for pc buses shall be outfitted with payloads and applied sciences developed by Australian trade and academia. In whole, the Airbus partnership represents an funding of greater than $40 million in satellite tv for pc applied sciences. The signing of the strategic partnership augments an ongoing strategic relationship between Defence and Airbus below a Strategic Analysis and Growth Alliance.

“The Arrow satellites present a number of the earliest attainable alternatives to take Australian-developed Defence payloads into area. As our home area sector matures, we are going to use regionally designed and constructed satellites which are anticipated to be probably the most formidable satellites ever designed and in-built Australia. Self-reliance in area applied sciences is crucial if we’re to make sure the defence and safety of the nation,” Professor Monro mentioned.