New Digital Control Systems for Australian Defense Force

The next-generation Digital Terminal Control Systems provide improved power management for longer mission duration and upgraded night vision targeting equipment By DA Reporter / 23 Jul 2021

Collins Aerospace has been awarded a contract to supply the next-generation Digital Terminal Control Systems (DTCS) under the Australian Defence Land 17 Phase 2 program. 

This is a follow on from the original Land 17 Phase 1 program that Collins has been supporting for over 10 years.  

The next-generation DTCS system provides extended capabilities, such as improved power management for longer mission duration and upgraded night vision targeting equipment, ‘to ensure that the Australian Defence Force (ADF) has the technologies required for the digital battlespace’, said Sonny Foster, Managing Director at Collins Aerospace, Australia.

The DTCS is a targeting system utilized by Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) and Joint Forward Observers (JFOs) to request and coordinate support missions delivered by land, sea or air platforms.

Collins Aerospace will work with the ADF to ensure that the DTCS delivered meet requirements throughout the system’s life of type.

“The ADF and Collins Aerospace have developed a partnership building and sustaining the current in-service system,” a spokesperson from the ADF said.

“As an industry partner they have looked to improve the next generation DTCS equipment and have established a support program to ensure current and future interoperability with joint force and coalition platforms.”

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