Collins Aerospace Announces Digital Terminal Control System Contract for ADF
Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), has been awarded a contract extension by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) worth about $1M to provide ongoing in-country support for the Digital Terminal Control System (DTCS).
The DTCS is a targeting system utilised by Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTACs) and Joint Forward Observers (JFOs) to request and coordinate offensive support missions delivered by land, sea or air platforms. Collins Aerospace has been supporting the DTCS in Australia for the past decade.
“This award extension demonstrates our continued utilisation of in-country capabilities to support local defence programs in Australia,” said Sonny Foster, managing director of Collins Aerospace in Australia. “We look forward to providing the ADF with subject matter expertise that leverages a decade of sustained knowledge developed in Australia by Collins Aerospace."
The DTCS contract extension will last until June 2021 and will be predominantly executed at Collins Aerospace’s Sydney facility to provide ongoing support to in-service DTCS and support for future system risk reduction activities.
Collins Aerospace Systems is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market. With 2019 net sales of approximately $26 billion, the business has 78,000 employees across more than 300 locations globally. It is one of the four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies.
Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.