17 November 2011

Raytheon Australia Commences Operations at the Naval Communications Station, Harold E. Holt

17 November 2011

Harold E. Holt naval radar (photo : Australian Defence)

Exmouth, WA : In a ceremony in Exmouth, Western Australia, representatives of Raytheon Australia and the Department of Defence marked the final transition of responsibility for the company to provide operations, maintenance and support services for the Naval Communications Station Harold E. Holt.

The ceremony marked the culmination of Raytheon Australia’s contract phase-in activities at the facility which have been ongoing since the company first signed its contract with the Electronic Systems Division of the Defence Material Organisation in June this year.

The role of the Naval Communications Station Harold E. Holt is to provide Very Low Frequency (VLF) communications to Australian and United States submarines.

Hexagonal array and navy pier (photo : The Living Moon)

The Managing Director of Raytheon Australia, Mr Michael Ward, welcomed the addition of the contract to the Raytheon Australia portfolio saying that a strong pedigree in site operations management and naval communications positioned the company well to lead support of the Very Low Frequency Communications System into the next phase of its operational life. He added that Raytheon Australia would draw upon the company’s proud record of contract performance to deliver upon its promises to the Commonwealth.

“Raytheon Australia is honoured to lead operations and maintenance services at the Naval Communications Station Harold E. Holt and, as a trusted partner of the Australian Defence Force and the Department of Defence, we are committed to collaborating with a strong local workforce to deliver the highest level of service and efficiency to our customer,” Mr Ward said in Canberra, ACT.

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