The Air Traffic Control (ATC) project is based on the need for Defence and Airservices Australia to achieve greater military/civil co-operation and harmonisation in the operation of Air Traffic Management on a national basis.
Project AIR 5431 is based on the procurement of a new Defence Air Traffic Management and Control System (DATMCS) to replace the existing Australian Defence Air Traffic System (ADATS) which reaches its life of type by calendar year 2018 to 2019. The new DATMCS is expected to comprise of deployable DATMCS (Phase 1), fixed surveillance sensors (Phase 2) and fixed base command and control systems (Phase 3). The Phase 3 component of the fixed base DATMCS is known as the Civil Military Air Traffic System (CMATS).
This projects primary objective, through projects R8085 & R8077, is to upgrade Defences Air Traffic Control Towers, Airfield Systems Complex facilities and Sensor Equipment Buildings that are aged and/or deteriorated and are no longer fit for purpose.
This equates to 24 Stages to be delivered across 13 Bases throughout Australia.
RAAF Base Tindal Works
The works at RAAF Base Tindal include a new build 25m Air Traffic Control Tower (TWR), a new build Airfield Systems Complex (ASC), and new build Sensor Equipment Building.
25m Air Traffic Control Tower
The 25m Air Traffic Control Tower (TWR) is a three level facility accommodating a control cabin, external observation deck, stand down level consisting of crew rest area, toilet, kitchenette, radio equipment room (RER), plant room, stairs and a lift from Ground Floor.
The key elements of the 25m tower structure comprise of a precast concrete shaft, with a steel framed control cabin. The control cabin includes both concrete and lightweight flooring. The tower is supported off a series of in ground piles, with the base of the tower set down to suit the lift over-run and the entry of services to the service riser.
Airfield Systems Complex (ASC)
The airfield systems complex is typically a single story facility, in the order of 1500m2, that will accommodate the following:
- Executive offices, administration offices and work areas
- Technical staff areas, dispatch, workshops
- Briefing / meeting areas, crew support facilities and amenities, and;
- Communications and services plantrooms.
Cladding to the airfield systems complex is of a predominantly lightweight nature including corrugated or profiled metal cladding and aluminum composite panels.
Typically the sub-structure consists of raft slab with integral pad foundations. The superstructure is typically based around using vertically spanning precast load bearing walls to the perimeter taken to the underside of metal deck roofing.
The Darwin ASC will be a modification, refurbishment and extension of the existing Airfield Systems Complex to enable transition to Air 5431 Phase 3 System.
Sensor Equipment Buildings
The Sensor Equipment Buildings have an approximate floor area of 100m2, consisting of a concrete raft slab construction with core filled blockwork walls. They have been designed to house a generator, main switchboard, battery room and communications room.SHOW LESS