Nova Systems Norway - Supporting NH-90
Feb 27, 2020
€15M Norwegian Defence Contract awarded to Nova Systems in support of the NH90 maritime helicopter programme
Nova Systems Norway, a subsidiary of Nova Systems UK has been awarded a 2-year framework contract worth €15m by the Norwegian Armed Forces to support the NH90 maritime helicopter programme. The contract award, won through an open and competitive tender, signifies a significant expansion for Nova Norway, doubling the size of its Norwegian operations. Work will start in January 2020.
The NH90 is a medium-sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter, developed in response to NATO requirements for a multiple capability helicopter. Although Norway has operated the NH90 from Coastguard ships in a SAR & surveillance role for a number of years, the Norwegian Naval Frigate Helicopter (NFH) variant of the NH90 is being introduced to further support the strategic requirement to patrol and protect Norwegian territorial waters from current and future threats, as well as contributing increased Anti- Submarine Warfare (ASW) capability to NATO forces and operations.
Although rotary wing ASW represents a new capability for the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF), it is a warfare domain that Nova possesses extensive experience drawing upon staff from Norway, the UK and Australia. Nova will initially provide an expert team of 10-12 operators, engineers and software specialists that will be fully embedded with RNoAF and Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN) personnel at the new squadron building based at Haakonsvern Naval Base near Bergen (which accommodates both 334 Squadron and the NH90 OT & E Squadron). The Nova team has a wealth of operational ASW experience on maritime helicopters operating from ships and will be able to greatly assist in the accelerated delivery of an operational ASW capability.
Nova Systems Becomes foundation Member of AROSE
Feb 19, 2020
Nova Systems is pleased to announce its involvement in the Launch of the new industry-led initiative for the Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) Consortium, backed by the Government of Western Australia, Department of Jobs Tourism, Science and Innovation (DJTSI).
The 17th of February 2020 marks the Official Launch for the Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth organisation called AROSE. Nova will be represented among 7 Australian Founding Companies showing their commitment to align Australia’s technology with international space missions. The collaboration of founding companies comprises of both research and industry members with the goal to propel Australia’s involvement in space, building upon Australia’s world-class operations technology. The initiative has the backing of the Western Australian Government and will include an earmarked Remote Operations hub in WA. The initiative extends from the recent Federal Government commitment of $150 million to invest in new ideas and future jobs for Australia to join the NASA Moon to Mars and NASA Artemis lunar program.
Nova Group CEO, Greg Hume commented on the opportunity AROSE provides in the field of complex technology – “AROSE presents a unique opportunity for multiple industry domains to engage, to access, and enable cutting-edge technologies to help solve the problems of today, as well as the
complex challenges awaiting us over the horizon in the field of remote operations”
The Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) was established to unify Australia’s technology and to spearhead Australia’s space offerings internationally. The initiative is expected to create avenues for Australian business to access the global space market, at the same time as invigorating the hi-tech industry. Through means of industry collaboration, AROSE seeks to increase Australia’s application of space-derived technology and systems to enhance the efficiency of the way we do business back home.
Nova is a proud partner of the AROSE vision. With a rich history in the field of Aerospace and Defence, Nova is committed to being a part of the growing momentum of Australian Space, inspiring the next generation of problem solvers and rising to the challenges of our age.
To view the AROSE media release –
Nova Systems exhibts at the 9th SA Space Forum
Feb 17, 2020
Nova Systems continues to enable technology in the Australian Space domain through the integration of complex systems. Led by, Jiri Lipovsky our team of specialist Space and SATCOM engineers are are exhibiting at the South Australian Space Forum at the Adelaide Convention Centre, 19 February 2020.
Nova Systems’ Space Services include:
- Space Engineering and Management
- Space Software
- Space Advisory Services
- Ground Stations
Supported by the Australian Space Agency and SmartSat CRC, this biannual event provides the perfect opportunity to stimulate ideas, share information about emerging technologies and discuss industry trends.
The SA Space Forum facilitates collaboration among key stakeholders in the Australian space sector and encourages growth and innovation within the space economy. The program will feature sessions on national and international space trends; space science, industry and applications; challenges and opportunities for intelligent systems in space technology.
Nova Systems to Present at ADM Congress 2020
Feb 15, 2020
Team Nova’s MSP Director, Steve Pearce will contribute to a panel session at the ADM congress 19 February 2020.
Discussing all things MSP, Steve will talk through Team Nova’s approach to enabling technology and delivering complex Systems Engineering, to solve the problems that really matter to the Australian Defence Force.
ADM Congress is the pivotal event in the defence calendar, attracting more than 600 senior-level delegates each year; including Ministers, defence chiefs, the leadership of the Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group, prime contractors and SMEs.
Now in its 17th installment, the ADM Congress has firmly established itself as the leading procurement conference within the sector, consistently drawing in a superior delegate audience and assisting to win major contracts, year upon year.
Policy dialogue, high level debate, and extensive media coverage will once again ensure an unmissable event.
View the Agenda Here
Nova Systems Support to Australian Bushfire Efforts
Jan 9, 2020
The thoughts of the Nova Group of Companies (Nova Systems parent company) and our extended family, are with those who have been impacted by the bushfires in Australia.
We are devastated by the scale of the bushfires and as an Australian owned company, the safety of our people and extended community is of paramount importance to us. We are committed to supporting the bushfire response and recovery efforts to help those impacted across Australia.
Nova Group has donated to BlazeAid, a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed. BlazeAid volunteers work in disaster-affected areas to provide long term support, not only helping individuals and families, but also helping rebuild the local communities.
We are providing targeted support including financial assistance and leave to our employees who are affected and to our Emergency Services volunteers assisting recovery operations in our community. Our Australian Defence Forces Reserves employees who are assisting in the bushfire response and recovery, are receiving support through our Reserve Leave policy.
Thank you to those across Australia and internationally, who are helping and supporting the bushfire efforts during this difficult time. Stay safe.
Not just rebuilding fences, but helping rebuild lives.