RAAF Vigilare Command and Control System Pass Final Factory Test

21 November 2010 (Last Updated November 21st, 2010 18:30)

The Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF) Vigilare network-centric command and control system (NC3S), has passed its final factory and tactical data link (TADIL) acceptance tests. The tests were performed to prepare Vigilare for final integration at the Eastern Regional Operations Centre

The Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) Vigilare network-centric command and control system (NC3S), has passed its final factory and tactical data link (TADIL) acceptance tests.

The tests were performed to prepare Vigilare for final integration at the Eastern Regional Operations Centre (EROC) at RAAF Base Williamtown in NSW, Australia.

Boeing vice-president and general manager of Network & Tactical Systems Charles Toups said the tests marked the final engineering release of the system and formally verify that Boeing has met 95% of the requirements for Vigilare.

The factory acceptance test verified Vigilare’s enhanced data processing and display, fault detection and isolation, and interactive replay requirements with a 98% compliance rate.

Vigilare entered service with the RAAF at the Northern Regional Operations Centre installation at RAAF Base Tindal, Northern Territory on 2 September.