The Australian Defence Materiel Organisation has awarded a contract to Thales Australia to provide hardware and software support services for a range of the Australian Defence Force's command and intelligence systems.
Under the five-year contract, Thales will provide and manage a complete package of support services across multiple mission systems that form part of the joint command support environment.
Work under the contract, awarded by the Defence Materiel Organisation's Command and Intelligence Systems Support Office (CISSO), begins this month.
The CISSO Support Program includes a suite of products and services from building and sustaining deployable local area networks (DLANs) to enhancing specialist software and managing and operating the CISSO Support Test and Integration Facility.
To date, Thales has delivered 140 DLANs ranging in size from ultra-light, single-laptop systems to heavy systems designed to support deployed headquarters comprising over 150 users.