LinQuest Corporation announced today that it has been engaged by Downer Group, the leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand, for its satellite engineering and acquisition specialist expertise to support the Australian Defence Satellite Communications (SATCOM) System (ASDSS) project. ASDSS is a ten-year program to develop sovereign SATCOM-based capability enabling command and control of Australian Joint Task Forces through resilient and responsive communications.
Downer has partnered with LinQuest to leverage its decades of experience serving as the systems engineering and integration (SE&I) prime contractor to the U.S. Space Force's military SATCOM enterprise. LinQuest will provide acquisition and systems engineering services to augment the existing Australian space industry SATCOM capability.
"For decades, LinQuest engineers have supported U.S. customers on international joint programs to ensure interoperability at the system and mission levels. We are honored to have been selected by Downer to extend our domestic expertise in offering direct support to Australia's future SATCOM enterprise," added Joe Dodd, Vice President of Corporate Development, LinQuest.
"LinQuest's passion is its customers' mission success, and we are excited to bring that passion to Australia. As the U.S. and its closest allies increasingly move toward future systems architectures that enhance their joint security, LinQuest looks forward to playing an expanding role in both the definition and realization of those solutions," said Tim Dills, Chief Executive Officer, LinQuest.