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The Woomera Test Range will continue to be
operated by Air Force with operational maintenance
and deeper level maintenance to be conducted by the
support contractor. The selected contractor, acting as
a Prime System Integrator, will supply the Mission and
Support systems and the first five years of support.
Rolling wave extensions to the Support Contract
beyond the first five years of support will awarded
subject to satisfactory performance.
The key activities planned for 2016-17 are the System
Requirements Review, System Definition Review and
Preliminary Design Review.
The most significant risk concerning late handover of
the facilities and infrastructure works has been partially
mitigated by the use of mobile sensors integrated into a
mobile Range Control Centre instead of the fixed Range
(Estimate of spend 2016/17 $78 million)
SEA 1442 PHASE 4
Prime Contractor: Selex ES Ltd (Southampton UK).
This project will upgrade the communications
capability of the Anzac class frigates. The modernised
capability will include improved communications
management systems, secure voice and tactical
intercom systems; secure switching, tactical radio
systems, and a high data rate line of sight capability.
Shore based integration and training systems will also
In 2016-17 the project will complete system-level
design and finalise system-level integration in preparation
for first of class installation. A system demonstration will
be conducted in a shore environment prior to detailed
design review and the initial installation will be aligned
with the Anzac class Life Of Type Assurance Program.
The key risk for this project is the completion of
system-level and integration testing to allow the initial
installation to occur as scheduled. Other risks include
timely availability of the ships for installation, other
system installations across the Anzac class frigates
concurrent with this project’s installation, system of
systems integration of the modernised communication
system, and integration into the complex electromagnetic
environment of the Anzac class frigates.
(Estimate of spend 2016/17 $71 million)
CIVIL MILITARY AIR TRAFFIC
MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CMATS)
AIR 5431 PHASE 3
Prime Contractor: Not in Contract.
This project will provide the Defence element of a
single national Civil Military Air Traffic Management
System being progressed jointly under the OneSKY
Australia program with Airservices Australia. Airservices
is the lead agency for OneSKY. The joint project will
provide operational benefits and efficiencies for military
and civil airspace users, and reduced acquisition and
support costs for Airservices and Defence. The Defence
scope element includes 12 Air Traffic Management
automation systems, communications infrastructure,
training systems and Defence’s share of a Joint Software
Advance Work Supply Arrangements have been
active with the preferred tenderer, Thales Australia,
since February 2015 to allow critical path activities to
be progressed ahead of the main contracts.
During 2016-17, negotiations with the preferred
contractor to bring the capability, cost and schedule of
this complex project within the parameters agreed by
Government at Second Pass will continue with a view to
entering into the acquisition and sustainment contracts
by the end of 2016.
(Estimate of spend 2016/17 $60 million)
REMEDIATION OF LAND TACTICAL
DEF 500 PHASE 1
Prime Contractor: Thales Australia for the major
Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicle Integration
This project will acquire new and upgrade existing
Electronic Warfare capabilities for Army. These
Electronic Warfare systems that will be integrated
into Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles;
Manpack Electronic Warfare systems;
Communication systems to support the networking
and coordination of Electronic Warfare operators and
Systems to allow exploitation of emerging digital
Dedicated training systems that will support the
training of Electronic Warfare operators.
The project will conduct a coordinated acquisition
strategy encompassing all of the five capability lines
to ensure “whole of systems” delivery. Preference has
been given to off-the-shelf products that are technically
mature and systems that have interface commonality
with existing Army Electronic Warfare capabilities. This
will ensure compatibility and interoperability.
The Initial Operational Capability is scheduled
for 2017-18 and the Full Operational Capability is
scheduled for 2019-20.
Across 2016-17 the project will:
Finalise the design package for the delivery of the
first four Protected Mobility Vehicles in the Electronic
Continue to work with Manpack Electronic Warfare
system to ensure that the capability, cost and
schedule meet the expectations set by Government
The key risk for this project is delay in the contract
execution for the Manpack Electronic Warfare systems
may possibly have flow on affects to:
Integration into the Bushmaster Protected Mobility
The completion of training studies.
(Estimate of spend 2016/17 $56 million)
BATTLEFIELD COMMAND SYSTEMS
LAND 75 PHASE 4
Prime Contractor: Elbit Systems Limited.
This project will continue to digitise and enhance
the Command, Control and Communications systems
for land tactical forces. In 2016-17 the project will
complete all the required vehicle installations of the
Battle Management System.
The project will also finalise first to second pass risk
reduction activities that will generate the information
required for a future project approval consideration
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