Cutting edge Digital Terminal Control System upgrade

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The Hon Peter Dutton MP

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16 July 2021

The Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Digital Terminal Control System is set to receive a $70 million upgrade with Collins Aerospace supplying the next generation Digital Terminal Control System (NextGen DTCS).

The NextGen DTCS will enable users to rapidly identify and engage threats accurately, safely, with greater speed and reliability, while using cutting edge targeting equipment, tactical software and a user-friendly interface.

DTCS is a critical component of the ADF Joint Fires capability to communicate to mortars, artillery, strike aircraft, helicopters and ships. It will greatly enhance Defence’s digital Joint Fires capability.

The new capability will be interoperable with the next-generation of ADF and Coalition partner strike platforms for joint allied nation operations.

The Morrison Government congratulates Collins Aerospace on their selection as the Prime Contractor that will deliver this impressive capability to the Australian Defence Force.

Collins Aerospace will perform the role of Prime System Integrator, undertaking integration, test, evaluation, training and logistic activities, providing local opportunities for Australian industry in the engineering and technical fields.

Through this contract Collins Aerospace will provide ongoing employment for Australian workers.

This Government is proud of the positive impacts that the substantial $270 billion investment in Australia’s defence capability is bringing to Australian industry.

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