Media Release: XTEK Secures Long-Term ADF SUAS Support Services Contract
- XTEK secures exclusive support contract for spare parts, repair and maintenance of ADF’s WASP AE SUAS fleet
- The contract is for an initial term of three years with multiple options to extend through to 2026, with an anticipated revenue of up to $5m per year
- This strengthens XTEK’s relationship with the ADF and solidifies XTEK’s position as the key SUAS supplier in Australia
XTEK Limited (ASX: XTE) (“XTEK” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive contract with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to provide additional repair and maintenance services for AeroVironment WASP Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS).
XTEK has been awarded the long-term and exclusive contract to provide repair, maintenance and support services for the ADF’s growing SUAS fleet. 59 WASP AE SUAS have been delivered to date, with another 20 systems scheduled to be delivered in 2020.
The long-term support contract is for three years with multiple options to extend the contract through to 2026, with an anticipated revenue of up to A$5 million per year. Overall, it is expected that the ongoing contract could be worth up to A$35 million in revenue over seven years.
Further sales are also possible as the ADF finds innovative applications to employ SUAS in the field and XTEK capitalises on its present position of incumbent supplier. This services agreement follows the recently completed installation of the Company’s comprehensive SUAS repair and maintenance facility in Canberra.
Philippe Odouard, Managing Director of XTEK, commented:
“This is a significant contract win for our business to support the ADF’s growing SUAS fleet.
“This follows the recent installation of the repair and maintenance facility and represents guaranteed support work over the medium and long-term.
“We are a full-service SUAS supplier, with the ability to provide training, spares, repairs and ongoing maintenance services. This is aligned with the Federal Government’s objective to increase domestic content and IP within defence procurement and we look forward to working with the ADF.”
XTEK’s key support services consist of spare parts, training, maintenance and repairs, including installation of spare parts, electronics and composite materials of the product itself. Most of the contract will be completed in Australia, except for the OEM parts coming from AeroVironment in the US.
This services support contract demonstrates XTEK’s full-service capability to provide after-market services for ADF’s growing SUAS fleet. XTEK is well positioned to capture additional support revenue underpinned by future deliveries under the original contract and growing orders from the ADF for additional SUAS and spare parts.
For further information please contact:
Philippe Odouard, Managing Director,
T: (02) 6163 5507,
E: [email protected]
Rod North, Managing Director,
Bourse Communications Pty Ltd
T: (03) 9510 8309, M: 0408 670 706,
E: [email protected]
About XTEK Limited
XTEK Limited provides high-quality products to deliver tailored solutions to the government, law enforcement, military, space and commercial sectors. XTEK is focused on developing and commercialising its proprietary technologies by leveraging its established distribution network.
These technologies include XTclaveTM advanced composite solutions and XTatlasTM real time contextual video, which provide unique solutions for western military forces and other government agencies. In addition, the supply and maintenance of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) remains a focus for XTEK.
For more information visit the XTEK website at www.xtek.net