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Phase 1 Air Combat Officer Training System
This Project is intended to provide the ADF with an Air Combat Officer (ACO) training system tailored to meet the training needs of future ADF ACO aircrew.
The project aims to utilise advanced training systems to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the ACO aircrew training system. The system aims to deliver the fundamental core training for all ACO and then accommodate the specialist training needs of Navy Observers and Air Force ACO aircrew. Specialist training of Air Force ACO battlespace managers is not within the scope of Phase 1. The complete system may not be replaced at once, but rather will be dependent on a Training Needs Analysis, expiration of current contracts and obsolescence of elements in the current system.
It is anticipated that Australian industry will have the opportunity to design, develop and implement the ACO training system.
It is anticipated that Australian industry will have involvement with the through-life support aspects of the ACO training system, including the management, ongoing development, delivery, logistics and operational support.
Capabilities and related activities that may provide opportunities for Australian industry in this phase include:
|Rotary & Fixed Wing Aircraft||Training Systems|
|Assemble / Install||D||D|
|Education / Training||D||D|
|In-Service / Through-life Support||D||D|
|Manufacture / Construct||O||O|
|Modelling / Simulation||D|
|Repair and Maintain||D|
|Software Development / Support||D|
|Systems Definition / Development||D||D|
|Test and Evaluate||D||D|
|ACAT Attribute||Complexity Level Assessment|
|Acquisition Cost||Level 2 High $500m-$1500m (Towards the lower end of the band)|
|Project Management Complexity||Level 2 High|
|Schedule||Level 2 High|
|Technical Difficulty||Level 3 Moderate|
|Operation and Support||Level 3 Moderate|
|Commercial||Level 3 Moderate|
The ACAT Level assessed for this Phase is ACAT III.
|First Pass Approval||
FY 2009-10 to FY 2010-11
FY 2011-12 to FY 2012-13
|Initial Operating Capability||
2015 to 2017
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