$409million upgrade to air traffic control facilities

Defence’s antiquated air traffic control facilities will be upgraded under a $409-million project approved by parliament yesterday.

Buy loaded viewee twos hereAssistant Minister for Defence Michael McCormack announced new and upgraded facilities would be constructed at 13 Defence bases and five off-base radar sites across Australia.

“AIR 5431 Phases 2 and 3 Air Traffic Management and Control System Facilities and Australian Defence Force Air Traffic Control Complex Infrastructure Project is a joint program between Defence and Airservices Australia,” Mr McCormack said.

“This project will upgrade Defence’s ATC towers and airfield systems complexes that are aged, deteriorated and no longer fit for purpose, as well as provide new and upgraded facilities and infrastructure to support the OneSKY initiative.

“Australia’s OneSKY initiative will improve aviation efficiency and safety by bringing civil and military air traffic control together under a common, single air traffic management system for the first time. 

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