A new five-year, $65 million contract with Australian-owned Daronmont Technologies is creating 10 new positions and will support the Mobile Control and Reporting Centre based at RAAF Base Darwin.
“This contract will enable the Mobile Control and Reporting Centre to be a deployable system providing vital surveillance, battlespace management, and communications services,” Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said. “With over 96 per cent Australian industry content, Daronmont’s team of 35 highly skilled software, electronics, IT, mechanical and systems engineers are supporting Defence’s air operations and interoperability with allied and coalition forces."
The Mobile Control and Reporting Centre is stationed at RAAF Base Darwin, while the simulation system and supporting communications assets are distributed across multiple RAAF sites in Australia.
Daronmont CEO Ben Norris welcomed the signing of Daronmont’s largest Defence contract to date with CASG and Air Force.
“This contract will build on the strong existing relationship between CASG, Air Force and Daronmont in support of 114MCRU in garrison and on deployments at home and operations overseas,” Norris said. “Daronmont’s existing services include provision and maintenance of deployable systems and on-site field service representation and will now expand to support ABM-wide Voice Communications and Simulation Systems.”
“This long-term contract provides the ideal base for us to develop our suite of Australian designed and built lightweight, containerised C4I, simulation and laboratory systems for a number of significant additional ADF programs,” Business Development Manager Lee Stanley said.
The Mobile Control and Reporting Centre system has previously deployed to Afghanistan in 2007-2009 and most recently to Papua New Guinea in Dec 2018 in support of operation APEC Assist.