Elbit Systems of Australia has secured a contract for the delivery of through life support (TLS) services to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
Valued at A$150m ($121.38m), the contract was awarded by the Australian Department of Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group.
Under the deal, Elbit Systems of Australia will be responsible for providing TLS services for ADF’s battle management system command and control (BMS C2).
Elbit Systems Land and Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence (C4I) general manager Yehuda Udi Vered said: “We are proud to be selected by the Australian Department of Defence for the supply of TLS services for the BMS C2 system.
“The ADF is a strategic partner of Elbit Systems and this contract represents the long-term commitment of Elbit Systems to support the ADF digitisation effort. This is a major contract for Elbit Systems of Australia that will significantly enhance and strengthen its local engineering and support capabilities.”
The contract includes a base period of five years with optional extensions of up to seven years.
In November last year, the Government of Australia approved an A$1.4bn ($1.06bn) Land 200 Tranche 2 project to procure a new battlefield command system for the Australian Army.
Elbit Systems of Australia was responsible for upgrading the battle management system software delivered to the army under Land 200 Tranche 1 project.