Australian engineering company RCR Tomlinson has won a $93 million contract with BAE Systems to facilitate the sixth phase of the Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN) upgrade for an initial five-year term.
RCR will provide accommodation and cleaning services across all of Australia’s remote radar locations, as well as maintenance for fire, electrical and power generation systems, water treatment and waste management.
The billion-dollar JORN Phase 6 project is a program to support the operational life of Australian Defence Force’s JORN infrastructure, which delivers visibility over Australia’s northern approaches.
The project involves replacing most of the radar and frequency management hardware technology for an upgrade to software architecture. RCR’s contract includes the option for a further five years.
“This contract provides significant growth for our facilities management services business,” said RCR managing director and CEO, Dr Paul Dalgleish.
“We will leverage our extensive remote site experience and our advanced facilities management and maintenance systems to streamline business processes and increase operational efficiencies for BAE Systems while they complete this technically complex project.”