Defence awards BAE Systems new maintenance contract

DMTC Core Participant BAE Systems has been selected to provide a range of Air Traffic Control operational maintenance services to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, said that under the contract, BAE Systems will conduct operational maintenance for Air Traffic Control equipment and simulators at two ADF airfields – Oakey (Queensland) and East Sale (Victoria).

“This new contract rationalises operational maintenance services for the Air Traffic Control equipment into a single and flexible performance based arrangement,” said Mr Combet.

“This new contract model and arrangement will help simplify support arrangements and deliver efficiencies.”

The contract is a five-year performance based contract valued initially at AUD $6.4 million.

The new contract was signed at the Ground Telecommunications Equipment Systems Program Office at RAAF Williamtown and comes into effect in January 2010.

Posted by DMTC on November 11th, 2009