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FIXED BASE DEFENCE AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT & CONTROL SYSTEM

FIXED BASE DEFENCE AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT & CONTROL SYSTEM

In late 2012 Nova Systems was approached by Airbus Defence and Space to be support Airbus’ AIR5431Ph2 Solution. Nova Systems joined the Airbus bid team and were an integral part of the effort to develop the winning solution. Nova’s 15 years of experience working with the Commonwealth allows us to interpret and understand Approach To Market documents like we had written them ourselves. Nova Systems then provided a team of four to be part of Airbus’ negotiations team, again providing significant insight to Commonwealth requirements and enabling a faster smoother negotiation.

Nova Systems then provided Airbus with the staff and facilities to establish a Programme Office at the customer location in Newcastle prior to contract signature. This allowed the 5431Ph2 programme office to get started delivering, successfully providing Effective Date CDRLs and establishing crucial relationships with the Commonwealth.

Nova Systems has also partnered with a local remote and communications infrastructure specialist to provide the Radar towers and enabling civil works. In this scope of work, Nova’s understanding of the Commonwealth’s acquisition process and requirements allows us to efficiently translate Civil design outputs into outcomes that meet the Commonwealth’s requirements. Nova Systems is responsible for the installation of 9 fixed base Air Traffic Control and Surveillance Sensors at Defence sites around Australia.  The radars will be installed on towers between 12m and 30m tall at Oakey, Amberley, Townsville, Darwin, Tindal, Pearce, East Sale, Nowra and Williamtown. The Townsville and Darwin radars will be fitted with radomes. This exciting project leverages Nova’s significant ASDEFCON and aerospace experience to enable the delivery of civil works outcomes in support of a significant capability for the ADF.

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Jeff Perry

General Manager – Aerospace & Surveillance

Jeff is responsible for finding interesting and challenging work for our team ...

Jeff is responsible for finding interesting and challenging work for our team and excellence in service delivery within Nova’s Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing and Surveillance Systems domains. Jeff has over 25 years of Defence and Aerospace experience with extensive experience in complex systems of systems projects.

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Seamus Miller

Program Manager - Surveillance

Seamus is responsible for leadership and management of our team delivering in the Surveillance. ...

Seamus is responsible for leadership and management of our team delivering in the Surveillance domain. Seamus is also responsible for securing interesting challenging work with our current and future Surveillance customers. Seamus has extensive Capability Assurance experience, particularly in the complex systems space and has over 15 years’ experience in the Defence Aerospace sector.

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Nick Kemp

Chief Capability Officer

Reporting to the CEO, Nick is responsible for the leadership and management of Nova’s Capabilities comprising...

Reporting to the CEO, Nick is responsible for the leadership and management of Nova’s Capabilities comprising staff competencies, Intellectual Property, innovation and training. In this capacity, Nick works across the Australia and New Zealand business and is responsible for implementing Nova’s global capability framework.  Nick is an accomplished business leader with over 30 years’ experience across the defence, rail, utilities, medical device and civil aerospace sectors.

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