Rockwell Collins selected as prime contractor for $68 M Australian Defense Force Land 17 DTCS program

Rockwell Collins has been selected as the prime contractor for the Australian Defence Force Land 17 Digital Terminal Control Systems (DTCS) program. The company will be delivering a total of 152 systems valued at $68 million.

The DTCS allows Special Forces and artillery forward observers to identify targets with greater accuracy through the use of precision targeting software.

Based on the FireStorm™ solution developed by Rockwell Collins, the DTCS is a lightweight, fully integrated, mission configurable suite of hardware and software comprised of a tablet PC, laser range finder, laser target designator, real-time video downlink receiver and manpack radio.

The system also includes the Rockwell Collins Defense Advanced GPS Receiver (DAGR) for secure, precise and highly available position information. For this program, Rockwell Collins applied a rigorous system engineering process to customize the DTCS solution to meet Australian Defence Force requirements.

“We’re delivering a user-focused, customized solution that provides the Australian Defence Force with an accurate, combat proven system for air and ground targeting,” said Nick Gibbs, managing director of Rockwell Collins Australia.

The contract is part of the Project Land 17 mission system, which addresses the tactical joint fires artillery command and control systems, indirect fire system delivery platforms and other indirect fire system elements. As part of the contract, Rockwell Collins Australia is also responsible for a comprehensive through-life support program including training and integrated logistics support.

Source: Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL)
Date: Jun 12, 2012