Collins Aerospace has been awarded a contract to supply the next generation Digital Terminal Control Systems (DTCS) under the Australian Land 17 Phase 2 program.
This is a follow on from the original Phase 1 program that Collins have been supporting for over 10 years.
The DTCS is a targeting system utilised by Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) and Joint Forward Observers (JFOs) to request and coordinate support missions delivered by land, sea or air platforms.
“The ADF and Collins Aerospace have developed a partnership building and sustaining the current in-service system," a spokesperson from the ADF said. "As an industry partner they have looked to improve the next generation DTCS equipment and have established a support program to ensure current and future interoperability with joint force and coalition platforms.”
"The next generation DTCS system provides extended capabilities such as improved power management for longer mission duration from the equipment power system, and an upgraded night vision targeting equipment to ensure that the Australian Defence Force has the technologies required for the digital battlespace,” Sonny Foster, Managing Director of Collins Aerospace said. “Going forward, we’ll continue to collaborate and develop more in-country capabilities to support Australia’s defence programs.”
Collins Aerospace will work with the ADF to ensure that the DTCS delivered meet requirements throughout the system's life of type.