Wednesday July 30, 2014

DMO, Raytheon sign new ADATS support contract

The Defence Materiel Organisation (DMO) and Raytheon Australia have signed a new five-year, $72 million remediated follow-on support contract for the ongoing maintenance and repair of the Australian Defence Air Traffic System (ADATS).

Head of the DMO’s Electronic Systems Division Michael Aylward said the new contract will realise an estimated $14 million in savings.

The contract offers benefits to the Australian Defence Force 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 ADATS contract will be for an initial five years 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 in 2017, delivering the Defence Air Traffic Management and Control System. 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.