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Boeing Defence Australia signs Vigilare contract

10th December 2019 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Boeing Defence Australia has signed a $170 million contract with the Australian Department of Defence to continue supporting Australia’s Vigilare system.

The air battlespace management capability is being renamed Wakulda. The system fuses data from radars and other sensors to support the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF’s) national air defence command and control functions.

Wakulda will be operated by the RAAF at RAAF Base Williamtown in New South Wales, and RAAF Base Edinburgh in South Australia. It is anticipated that the system will be in use for another ten years.

Melissa Price, Minister for Defence Industry, said: ‘Over the period of the new agreement, an average of 15 additional expert engineering positions will be established within Boeing Defence Australia in Brisbane, Adelaide and Williamtown.

‘The Morrison government is investing $200 billion in a record build-up of Australia’s defence capability, and our policy settings are ensuring this investment is continuing to create long-term defence industry jobs.’

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