Cirrus Secures Range of Development Contracts Across RAAF, Army and RAN
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Posted 10 Nov 2014

Cirrus Managing Director Mr. Peter Freed has announced today that the company has secured a range of development contracts across each service branch of the ADF. 
 
Multiple work orders and amendments to existing work orders have been entered into with DMO Training Aircraft Systems Program Office (TASPO) in relation to the Air Combat Officer Training System (ACOTS) in use with RAAF’s School of Air Warfare (SAW). Under these contracts Cirrus will, as the Authorised Engineering Organisation substantially extend the functionality of ACOTS to improve the training of ACO’s and front right hand seat (FRHS) Naval Observers, including through the provision of updated visual databases and streamlined instructor functions. Cirrus will also provide Part Task Trainers to SAW that incorporates avionics, navigation functions and out the window visuals integrated to ACOTS sensor simulation and tactical picture compilation functions. The existing arrangement through which Cirrus provides in service support for ACOTS will be extended to address the new systems and greater functionality of ACOTS. 
 
In parallel with this, a contract has been entered into with DMO Land 75 (Phase 3.4) to supply a Joint Consultation, Command & Control Information Exchange Data Model (JC3IEDM). This gateway will provide an interface to the Track Management System to allow international interoperability. 
 
Cirrus can also confirm the recent media reports that the company has entered into an Advanced  Processing Build (APB) contract related to the development of functionality for the AN/BYG-1 submarine combat control system. APB is the mechanism by which the USN evolves the AN/BYG-1, and Cirrus has previously had APB contracts relating to Cirrus’ tracking algorithms for contacts held by long range sonar sensors. 
 
Mr. Freed stated that “Cirrus is pleased to be developing technologies for each service branch of the ADF. The awarding of these contracts reflects the technical capacity of Australia’s indigenous high technology SME sector in general, and Cirrus’ team in particular.” 
 
For further information on Cirrus, refer to www.cirrusrtps.com.au, or contact Mr Peter Freed, (02) 9281 4449.

The existing arrangement through which Cirrus provides in service support for ACOTS will be extended to address the new systems and greater functionality of ACOTS. 

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