Boeing systems completes tests

April 4, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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WILLIAMTOWN, Australia, April 4 (UPI) -- Australia's network-centric command-and-control system by Boeing has completed site acceptance testing at the country's Eastern Regional Operations Center.

During the site acceptance testing at Australian air force base at Williamtown, Boeing Defense Australia demonstrated that EROC is successfully interfacing with all external systems and that Vigilare, as the system is called, has the full range of system functionality to provide enhanced battlespace management and surveillance operations for the Australian air force.

Vigilare was specifically developed for Australia.

"EROC is the last piece of the puzzle for Vigilare," said Lee Davis, Vigilare project manager, Boeing Defense Australia. "Once it joins the Northern Regional Operations Center in operations, the (air force) will have a truly complete and comprehensive operational picture of the skies above Australia and surrounding areas."

EROC's final test is an operational test taking place through Friday. Operational testing prepares EROC for conditional acceptance, which is the last milestone before final system acceptance from the Commonwealth of Australia.

Vigilare, the Australian air force's ground-based air defense system, consists of two operations centers, NROC and EROC, which are equipped with operator consoles and equipment to form a recognized wide-area surveillance picture that is distributed to national command and control centers.

Vigilare combines information in near real-time from a wide range of platforms, sensors, tactical data links and intelligence networks to deliver tactical and strategic surveillance operations and battlespace management in the air and joint domains.

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