Digital Terminal Control System for Hawkei
Rockwell Collins will integrate the Digital Terminal Control System (DTCS) into the Integral Computing System (ICS) of the Hawkei protected mobility vehicle-light system. The company announced its selection by Thales Australia for the work on 2 March.
The DTCS gives joint terminal attack controllers and joint fires observers the ability to integrate with airborne assets, artillery and naval platforms.
The flexible, wearable solution is designed for ground targeting, air support and call-for-fire missions with the ability to be integrated on tanks and combat vehicles. Vehicle integrations enable the soldier to leverage more capable sensors and communication systems that are organic to the vehicle.
Rockwell Collins will deliver a first-of-type system and then will design, support Thales Australia to develop, integrate and test the DTCS. Work will run through February 2018.
Nick Gibbs, managing director of Rockwell Collins in Australia, said: 'The collaborative relationship that our company has with the Australian Defence Force has provided a foundation for the delivery of reliable joint fires solutions under the Land 17 programme.'
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