Essential Aid to JTAC and JFO Functions
Collins Aerospace has been awarded a contract extension by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), valued at about $1 million (€860,000) to continue to support the Digital Terminal Control System (DTCS).
DTCS is a targeting system used by Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) and Joint Forward Observers (JFOs) to request and coordinate offensive support missions delivered by land, sea or air. Collins Aerospace has been supporting the system in Australia for the past decade.
“This award extension demonstrates our continued utilisation of in-country capabilities to support local defence programnes in Australia,” explained Sonny Foster, Managing Director of Collins Aerospace in Australia. “We look forward to providing the ADF with subject matter expertise that leverages a decade of sustained knowledge developed in Australia by Collins Aerospace.”
The DTCS contract extension will last until June 2021 and will be predominantly executed at Collins Aerospace’s Sydney facility to provide ongoing support to in-service DTCS and support for future system risk reduction activities.