Australian Government: Department of Defence
Defence Capability Plan 2009 - Public Version

AIR 5405

Phase 1 Replacement Mobile Regional Operations Centre

Phase Scope

Phase 1 is intended to provide a new Mobile Regional Operations Centre (MROC) to replace the current Tactical Air Defence System (TADS).


MROC provides a deployable integrated air defence command and control system. The current TADS is reaching its life-of-type and needs to be replaced with a modern and flexible air battle management system that will be an important node in the networked battlespace.

Phase 1 will provide the replacement MROC.

Australian Industry Opportunities


It is anticipated that Phase 1 will provide the following industry opportunities

  • provision of MROC system;
  • integration of the new MROC into the Australian Aerospace Battle Management systems;
  • test and evaluation;
  • removal and disposal of existing systems; and
  • development of appropriate training systems, provision of maintenance staff and, if applicable, integration within extant simulation and/or training systems.
  • Through-life Support
  • The industry requirements will be based around developing and maintaining sufficient capability within Australian industry to undertake the range of through-life maintenance and support activities necessary to sustain the system(s).
Industry Capabilities and Activities

Capabilities and related activities that may provide opportunities for Australian industry in this phase include:

Activity Mobile Regional Operations Centre
Assemble / Install D
Design O
Education / Training D
In-Service / Through-life Support D
Logistics Support D
Project Manage D
Systems Integration D
Test and Evaluate D
Acquisition Category (ACAT)
ACAT Attribute Complexity Level Assessment
Acquisition Cost Level 3 Moderate $100m-$500m (Towards the lower end of the band)
Project Management Complexity Level 2 High
Schedule Level 3 Moderate
Technical Difficulty Level 2 High
Operation and Support Level 3 Moderate
Commercial Level 3 Moderate

The ACAT Level assessed for this Phase is ACAT III.

Planned Schedule Highlights

First Pass Approval

FY 2011-12 to FY 2012-13


FY 2013-14 to FY 2015-16

Initial Operating Capability

2016 to 2018

Points of Contact

Capability Staff:

Staff Officer Battlespace Management 1

(02) 6265 2216

Defence Materiel Organisation:

Director Project Development & Integration Surveillance and Control Branch

(02) 6265 6291

Defence Capability Plan / 2009 / Public Version