Organisation Overview

Wide Area and Space Surveillance Systems Program Office (WASS SPO) is located within the Edinburgh Defence Precinct, and is part of Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group.

Its role includes acquisition, integration, and sustainment of military space surveillance systems for operation by the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

WASS SPO works closely with Air Force, the Defence Science and Technology Group, Space Command within the United States Air Force, and numerous defence industry companies in the United States and Australia.

Expertise and Capabilities

The key strength of WASS SPO is its ability to quickly adapt emerging technologies and capabilities to meet Defence’s changing operational needs. This is achieved through smart partnering with a wide range of stakeholders, including Defence industry companies.

WASS SPO is a provider and integrator of expertise including engineering, science, project management, commercial, contracting, and operations.

Unique Selling Points

WASS SPO is partnered with all prime stakeholders in the supply chain for ADF space surveillance systems.