Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies, has announced that it has been awarded a contract extension by the Australian Defence Force worth about US$1 million to provide ongoing in-country support for the Digital Terminal Control System (DTCS).
The DTCS is a targeting system utilised by Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) and Joint Forward Observers (JFOs) to request and co-ordinate offensive support missions delivered by land, sea or air platforms. Collins Aerospace has been supporting the DTCS in Australia for the past decade.
Sonny Foster, managing director of Collins Aerospace in Australia, welcomed the contract extension, saying, "This award extension demonstrates our continued utilisation of in-country capabilities to support local defence programs in Australia.
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.
"We look forward to providing the ADF with subject matter expertise that leverages a decade of sustained knowledge developed in Australia by Collins Aerospace," Foster added.
Collins Aerospace Systems is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry.
Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide.
With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, and Raytheon Missiles & Defence ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cyber security, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics.