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Defence awards new Air Traffic Control operational maintenance contract.



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THE HON. GREG COMBET AM MP Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science

www.defence.gov.au

10 November 2009 096/2009

DEFENCE AWARDS NEW AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL OPERATIONAL MAINTENANCE CONTRACT

Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, today announced that BAE Systems has been selected to provide a range of Air Traffic Control operational maintenance services to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

“Under the contract, BAE Systems will conduct operational maintenance for Air Traffic Control equipment and simulators at two ADF airfields - Oakey (Queensland) and East Sale (Victoria),” said Mr Combet.

“This new contract rationalises operational maintenance services for the Air Traffic Control equipment into a single and flexible performance based arrangement.

“This new contract model and arrangement will help simplify support arrangements and deliver efficiencies.”

The contract is a five-year performance based contract valued initially at AUD $6.4 million.

The new contract was signed at the Ground Telecommunications Equipment Systems Program Office at RAAF Williamtown and comes into effect in January 2010.

Media contacts: Rod Hilton (Greg Combet): 02 6277 7620 or 0458 276 619 Defence Media Liaison: 02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664