Rohde & Schwarz Australia has announced the successful completion of the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) Air Ground Air Transition (AGAT) project.

The company was working as a communications systems integrator (CSI) for the AGAT project, whose prime contractor is BAE Systems.

Rohde & Schwarz has completed its project related activities in 16 months.

It involved the delivery of backup voice communications system and monitoring subsystems to BAE Systems.

The scope of work also required Rohde & Schwarz to perform several reviews, including initial requirements, human-machine interface (HMI) system, safety, security working groups and design reviews.

After completing reviews and checks, the company conducted acceptance test and other evaluation activities.

Furthermore, the company also provided a set of services, such as security hardening, systems integration, project management, systems design and development, HMI customisation, verification and validation as well as integrated logistics support.

Rohde & Schwarz Australia managing director Gareth Evans said: “This work included provision of over 300 CERTIUM radios and ancillaries, CERTIUM VCS as backup voice communications system and CERTIUM management systems for 12 defence aerodromes across Australia.”

“To set up a team and design, deliver and integrate these systems to achieve factory acceptance test milestones in under five months, and subsequently deliver systems for 12 sites over the next 11 months – four of which were subject to a Covid-19 freeze – is a truly admirable feat and I’m immensely proud of their efforts.”

The contract for AGAT project was signed between BAE Systems and Rohde & Schwarz in 2020.

This work is a part of the AIR5431 Phase 3 programme that involved replacing the old Australian military air traffic management system with a new harmonised system at 12 different locations.