Australia's defense department inks $150 million contract for battle-management system support
KINGSTON, Australia. Elbit Systems of Australia won a contract worth $150 million (AU$186 million) from the Australian Department of Defense’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group to provide Through Life Support (TLS) services to the Australian Defense Force (ADF) for the Elbit-supplied Battle Management System Command and Control (BMS C2).
When used in a military context, the term TLS is used to describe an arrangement between a service provider and a branch of the armed forces under which the responsibility and risk of operating machinery is delegated to the original system supplier or designated support partner.
The terms of the contract call for a five-year base period, with optional extensions of up to seven years.