ADF picks XTEK for Wasp support
XTEK is to supply spare parts for the fleet of Wasp AE small UAS (SUAS) operated by the Australian Defence Force (ADF), under a A$3.2 million ($2.07 million) order announced on 12 March.
This follows a long-term support contract awarded by the ADF in September 2019.
The support contract lasts for three years with additional options to extend to 2026, and a total potential value of up to A$35 million ($21.96 million).
According to XTEK, it is ‘well-placed to capture additional support revenue underpinned by the existing contracts with the ADF for additional SUAS and spare parts’.
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