Lockheed Martin is looking for companies to participate in a range of systems and subsystems including:

  • combat system infrastructure and architecture 
  • on-board systems training
  • navigation sensors and processing
  • underwater communications
  • acoustic sensors and processing
  • electronic warfare (EW)/electronic support measures (ESM)/visual sensors and processing
  • Australian tactical software applications
  • external and internal communications and sensors
  • combat system support and engineering service

Australian suppliers can register their interest on or before close of business on 1 June 2022.

Lockheed Martin has developed a Research and Development (R&D) program to support and respond to short and long term capability and technology needs for the Future Submarine Combat System Program.

The R&D program aims to:

  • drive capability over the life of the Future Submarine Combat System Program
  • meet the Future Submarine Combat System Program’s operational needs throughout its lifecycle
  • support the establishment of Australian industrial capability necessary to support the build, operation and sustainment of the Future Submarine Combat System Program.

Opportunities under the R&D program close on 13 July 2020.

What is the Future Submarine Combat System Program?

Australia’s Future Submarine Combat System Program is the largest defence capital investment program in Australia’s history. The Program will deliver a submarine combat system designed and integrated in Australia as the basis for warfighting capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy for the next 40 years and beyond, following the decommissioning of the Collins class submarines. 

Design of the Future Submarine has commenced, with platform construction due to begin in 2022-23 with the first Future Submarine likely to enter service in the early 2030’s.

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

Lockheed Martin Australia (LMA) is committed to maximising opportunities for Australian industry involvement through all phases of the Future Submarine Combat System Program and are seeking participation 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 superior Australian submarine capability. This is a long term program so the technological solutions sought may not necessarily have been invented yet, therefore Research and Development (R&D) will play an integral function in its successful delivery.

How do I get involved?

You can register your interest for consideration to receive a Request for Quotation by visiting the ICN gateway.