DSTA managed the acquisition of two new S-70B naval helicopters and integration of systems to give the RSN better situational awareness of the sea.
At the start of the programme, the DSTA team adopted a cost-effective approach by acquiring key systems directly from their respective suppliers for integration onto the helicopters. The team also engaged operators early to elicit requirements based on their operational needs, and improved the workflow and capabilities of the S-70B.
The DSTA team introduced stringent quality assurance checks to inspect the aircraft during production. This enabled the team to flag out production discrepancies to be rectified, thus ensuring the delivered aircraft are of high quality.