Victorian company supporting Defence’s air operations capability

The Australian Defence Force and its allied forces will draw on Australian ingenuity and expertise to enhance surveillance and air battlespace capability.

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said a new five year, $65 million contract with Australian-owned Daronmont Technologies is creating ten new positions and will support the Mobile Control and Reporting Centre based at RAAF Base Darwin.

“This contract with the Melbourne-based company will enable the Mobile Control and Reporting Centre to be a deployable system providing vital surveillance, battlespace management, and communications services,” Minister Price said.

“With over 96 per cent Australian industry content, Daronmont’s team of 35 highly skilled software, electronics, IT, mechanical and systems engineers are supporting Defence’s air operations and interoperability with allied and coalition forces.”

The Mobile Control and Reporting Centre is stationed at RAAF Base Darwin, while the simulation system and supporting communications assets are distributed across multiple RAAF sites in Australia.

The Mobile Control and Reporting Centre system has previously deployed to Afghanistan in 2007-2009 and most recently to Papua New Guinea in Dec 2018 in support of operation APEC Assist.

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