Thales Australia will provide computer support services for a range of Australian Defence Force (ADF) command and control systems under a $51m contract, according to Defence Minister Greg Combet.

Under the five-year contract, Thales Australia will continue to provide support services for ADF command and control systems.

“The command and control systems support military planning and the conduct of ADF operations and exercises,” he said.

The systems are used at the strategic and operational level of command both in Australia and on deployment, the minister said.

Work will be carried out from the company’s facilities in Canberra and Perth.