High Frequency Modernisation
JP 2043 Phase 3A
The JP 2043 Phase 3A project provides for the procurement of a Defence High Frequency (HF) Communications System (DHFCS) for Defence long-range communications. The Fixed Network component comprises four HF stations in the Riverina, Townsville, Darwin and North West Cape areas together with primary and backup Network Management Facilities in Canberra.
The project was also to provide upgrades to selected Australian Defence Force (ADF) sea, land and air mobile platforms to make them compatible with the capabilities of the network. As a result of the May 2012 Budget decisions, no further mobile platform upgrades will be undertaken under JP 2043 Phase 3A.
The Fixed Network capability has been provided in two major stages, Core and Final. The Core System replaced the prior Navy and Air Force HF systems from November 2004 with the Final System taking over support to ADF operations since October 2009. The Signal Improvement (Nullarbor) capability will continue as programmed along with work to address obsolescence issues resulting from delays to delivery of the Final System.
|Brand||Royal Australian Navy|
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