SPA is a premier international provider of innovative, leading-edge solutions in support of complex national security programs and defense priorities.
We are an integral, mission-critical partner in all domains within the Australian Defence Force, delivering strategic decision support from an established local presence.
In addition, we have a proud,23-year history supporting NATO, including NATO Communication & Information Agency, NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency, the NATO Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation, Allied Command Operations, and Allied Command Transformation.
In 2017 we began work in the United Kingdom, supporting the Ministry of Defence and its agencies. We currently support the Office of Naval Research Global and the Engineering Delivery Partnership and the Programme Delivery Partnership.
Since 2014 SPA has supported the Royal Canadian Navy’s Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program with a variety of capabilities, beginning with requirements development and progressing into Model-based Systems Engineering, for example.
Our team of experienced military professionals and technical analysts integrate cross-domain warfare expertise with advanced analytic methods and tools to solve complex problems.
We design high-level plans and tailored solutions across all domains that achieve long-term military objectives and interests.
We model a wide range of military operations using our purpose-built tools and commercially available models such as Ship Air Defence Model (SADM) and Systems Tool Kit (STK).
We provide unbiased recommendations supported by fact and analytical rigor. Our operational and technical experts effectively translate data-driven analyses into actionable results.
We have evolved our support across the Australian Defence Force to pair our growing in-country capability with the unique expertise and tools resident at our United States SPA Headquarters. SPA Australia is growing our team of Australian employees with backgrounds in science, engineering, business, and more, and providing professional development and training opportunities to develop a domestic analytic capability in Australia.
From our European Headquarters in Brussels, the heart of Europe’s international institutions, our team of experts provides the full range of SPA’s capabilities to NATO and allied nations. Through contracts with five NATO organizations and agencies, we have operating locations across Europe, including Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Poland, Romania, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. For more than 23 years, our team of professionals has contributed significantly to the success of some of the alliance’s most important projects, such as NATO AWACS, the Alliance Ground Surveillance, Air Command and Control System, Ballistic Missile Defence, and a host of communication and command control systems.
SPA has supported the Royal Canadian Navy’s Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program since 2014. The CSC replaces the aging Halifax frigate and the Iroquois destroyer. We began our support with requirements development and have progressed to developing a comprehensive Life-Cycle Concept of Operations for the CSC. We use a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approach to identify and document tasks the CSC will need to perform in all phases of its operational cycle, including operational employment, logistics support, predeployment work-ups, training, dry-docking periods, and other aspects of a tiered readiness program.