$40 million to modernise military training

The battlefield training of our soldiers has been given a major boost with eight new Digital Terminal Control System simulators coming online next year.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced a $40 million contract with Rockwell Collins Australia to supply the simulators.

Minister Pyne said the contract includes operator and maintenance support and built on the acquisition of three interim systems in March this year, with 80 per cent of the contract value to be spent in Australia.