Australia orders new DTCS simulators
The Australian Department of Defence has signed a $3.8 million contract with Rockwell Collins Australia for the supply of three Digital Terminal Control System (DTCS) simulators and associated operator and maintenance support.
The simulators will be used to train forward observers for the battlefield. The simulators enable the input and transfer of digital precision target information from a forward observer to a wide range of supporting weapon systems on the frontline, giving personnel from the army and air force the skills necessary to call in battlefield fire from artillery, mortars, helicopters, naval ships and fighter aircraft.
The new equipment will be installed at bases in Brisbane, Townsville and Darwin, and will complement an existing simulator at RAAF Base Williamtown.
According to Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne, the simulators will eventually form part of a larger joint fires training system that will offer dedicated facilities for eight fully immersive training in seven locations across Australia.
The simulators are set to be delivered by July 2017.
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