Background & Overview
The RAAF’s 114 Mobile Control & Reporting Unit (MCRU) returned from a very successful tour in Afghanistan IN 2009, providing air battle space management throughout that area of operations. Following this and previous tours in East Timor Daronmont completed a much needed refurbishment including mechanical repairs to the cabins as well as major updates to the data processing, display and voice switching systems.
Daronmont won the MCRC Reconstitution contract via competitive tender organised by the Ground Telecommunication Equipment Systems Program Office (GTESPO) within DMO with the $15m + ASDEFCON contract awarded in December 2009. The project was completed on scheduled in early 2011 and delivered to the RAAF at 114MCRU Darwin.
Prior to the MCRC contract Daronmont refurbished the Mobile Operations Centre (MOC) cabins in a 10 month contract with GTE SPO. Daronmont also supplied three new Operations cabins and a TADIL cabin under a previous contact to GTESPO.
Daronmont established a first class Australian industry team to deliver the project including BAE Systems, Harris/C4i, SAGE Automation and many niche service providers with the majority of the work being undertaken at Daronmont’s Adelaide facility.
The contract encompassed cabin refurbishment, replacement of the voice switching system, replacing the data processing systems, console and display replacement, refurbishment of existing subsystems and system integration.