South Australian service provider Aspect Computing has won a $3.5 million contract to upgrade the Royal Australian Air Force's Radar and Electronic Warfare Simulator Trainer (REWST), which is used in the training of RAAF aircrew.
Partnering with South Australian engineering and simulation company Sydac, Aspect will provide project management, systems integration and software development services for the REWST system up until June 2003, with training, support and enhancements over the next three years.
A subsidiary of large outsourcing outfit KAZ Group, Aspect has built on its 10-year ongoing relationship with the RAAF to secure the contract. The service provider was invited to bid for the tender, along with one other company, because of its strong history with the RAAF.
According to Dagmar Egen, Aspect's South Australian state manager, the contract will facilitate improvements in the aircraft radar, acoustics, electronic support measures (ESM) and classification capabilities used in the simulator training system.
"Selection for the REWST upgrade is a further endorsement of Aspect's track record in working with the Department of Defence on both small and large-scale strategic projects," Egen said.
"As an Australian company, we're especially proud to be contributing to the development of the Defence Force capability through the application of state-of-the-art software and hardware."