Ventia has secured a contract for Defence High Frequency Communication System with Babcock Australasia

Ventia has been awarded a contract to support Babcock Australasia (Babcock), deliver upgrades to the Australian Defence Force's Defence High Frequency Communication System (DHFCS). 

The new system, under the JP9101 - Enhanced Defence High Frequency Communications System (EDHFCS) program, will provide Australian and allied armed forces with the ability to securely communicate using voice and data from almost any location across the globe.

The contract is valued at approximately $64 million over five years and commences this month.

Ventia's scope includes ground works, installation of new antennas and other contractor furnished equipment, along with internal shelter works.

Ventia has more than 25 years of telecommunications experience in Australia and a 30+ year relationship with the Australian Defence Force.  

Mark Ralston, Ventia's Group Executive - Telecommunications said the company was pleased to be working with Babcock on this strategically important Defence project.

"Ventia's strategy is to redefine service excellence by being client focused, innovative and sustainable. Our expert capabilities and proven telecommunications experience, supports Babcock's strategy and vision in providing secure, robust communications that are resilient and interoperable.'

Babcock Managing Director Mission and Support Systems, Brad Yelland said he was impressed by Ventia's capabilities and track record across large-scale telecommunications and Defence projects. 

"Ventia will play a significant part in the delivery of the EDHFCS program to the Australian Defence Force.

It was important that we selected a local partner that had the technical know-how and proven experience in delivery. We look forward to partnering with Ventia on this program of national significance.