Raytheon recently signed an agreement with the Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) for the ongoing maintenance and repair of the Australian Defence Air Traffic System (ADATS).
The ADATS contract will be for an initial five-year period, with the potential for rolling year-on-year contract extensions if quality and service level requirements are met and further efficiencies are achieved.
ADATS is scheduled to be replaced in phases through Project AIR 5431 commencing 2017, delivering the Defence Air Traffic Management and Control System.
“The announcement represents a five-year, $72 million investment for Australian industry and as part of DMO’s ongoing Strategic Reform Program (SRP), the new contract will save an estimated $14 million,” the Head of DMO’s Electronic Systems Division Michael Aylward Mr Aylward said. “This outcome is the latest in a series of long-term, performance-based contracts the DMO has negotiated for sustainment of Australia’s military capability.”
The contract offers benefits to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) through improved maintenance, engineering and logistics support for military air traffic management systems, at reduced cost, and better aligned to Defence’s operational requirements.
The requirements include the acquisition of a transportable and deployable Air Traffic Control capability, replacement of the existing sensor suite of primary and secondary surveillance radars, and new air traffic management automation systems.