Installation of the inaugural dedicated satellite dish for the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network (SouthPAN) has been completed at Uralla in northern New South Wales. The work was undertaken by Lockheed Martin Australia together with industry partner Av-Comm.

SouthPAN is a collaboration between Geoscience Australia and Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand to deliver Satellite-Based Augmentation System services to Australia, New Zealand and their maritime regions.

Lockheed Martin Australia was awarded a $1.18 billion contract In September 2022 to enhance precise positioning within the SouthPAN service areas. In December of that year, the company chose New South Wales communications specialist Av-Comm to establish a network of ground station uplink facilities for SouthPAN.

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