Boeing sign new support contract for renamed Australian Vigilare air-defence system

10 December 2019

Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has signed an AUD170 million (USD116 million) contract to continue its support of the Royal Australian Air Force's (RAAF's) Vigilare air-defence command-and-control system, Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price on 10 December.

The minister said the system was being renamed 'Wakulda' - the indigenous word for 'together' - in honour of what Price described as "the revitalised agreement".

A BDA spokesperson told Jane's the new contract was for five years and consolidated several existing agreements.

Vigilare is a key element in the Australian Defence Force's (ADF's) network-centric capability, receiving, processing, and fusing a mass of information from more than 240 interfaces drawing on Australian and foreign networks, systems, and sensors.

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