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Vigilare passes factory acceptance tests

written by australianaviation.com.au | February 23, 2010
Vigilare will draw data from sensors such as Wedgetail. (Paul Sadler)
Vigilare will draw data from sensors such as Wedgetail. (Paul Sadler)

Boeing’s Vigilare command and control system has successfully passed factory acceptance testing and will move on to on-site testing prior to final acceptance by the RAAF later this year.

The tests, conducted at Boeing’s Brisbane test facility, verified system-level requirements for delivery of the system to the Northern Regional Operational Centre (NROC) at RAAF Tindal in the NT. Vigilare will also be installed at the EASTROC facility at RAAF Williamtown, and will draw together sensor information from dedicated military and civil ground and airborne radar systems to provide a detailed picture of Australia’s airspace.

“This is the major engineering release for Vigilare, and one that will form the backbone of the Royal Australian Air Force’s network-centric warfare capability for years to come,” said Steve Parker, Boeing Defence Australia VP and GM for Network & Space Systems – Australia. “Achieving this milestone demonstrates the significant steps we have made with our program partners and our customer toward delivery of Vigilare’s operational capability.”

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Boeing is actively marketing Vigilare as ‘N3CS’ to international customers such as the UAE.

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