Press Release - February 26, 2013
AUSTRALIAN MINISTER FOR DEFENCE AND MINISTER FOR DEFENCE MATERIEL ANNOUNCES VIGILARE ACHIEVES FINAL OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY
Weston Digital Technologies today announced that the Australian Minister for Defence and Minister for Defence Materiel have declared that Vigilare has achieved Final Operational Capability.
Minister Smith and Minister Kelly announced that the Vigilare Command and Control System has achieved Final Operational Capability (FOC).
‘Vigilare’ is an air defence command and control system giving the Defence Force improved surveillance and communications capabilities.
The system receives surveillance data from many different sources, including the over-the-horizon radar system, civil and military air traffic agencies, and military surveillance radars. Vigilare correlates this information to produce a comprehensive picture of air activity over Australia and throughout our near region. It then enables its operators to pass surveillance information and instructions to aircraft operating throughout Australia.
The Vigilare Command and Control System will significantly enhance the effectiveness of Australia’s existing air surveillance and battle management capabilities, and help Australia maintain an advanced technical capability.
The Vigilare Command and Control System has now been installed at RAAF Base Williamtown and at RAAF Base Tindal.
The prime contractor for Vigilare is Boeing Defence Australia.
Weston Digital Technologies has worked in close partnership with Boeing Defence Australia to deliver a state of the art integrated Communications and Surveillance Recording solution for Vigilare.
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Headquartered in the UK with regional offices in New York, Hong Kong and Sofia, Weston Digital is a technology-driven company that has long been at the forefront of innovation within the industry. For more information, visit the company's website at www.westondigital.com