Nova Systems has been involved with Australian C-17 Program since its inception, working for both CASG and Air Force. Nova closely supported the introduction into service of the first C-17 platforms and every additional platform acquired by the ADF. This included the conduct of certification, transition, test and evaluation and training activities to enable the integration of the platform into the ADF environment. Post-service release Nova has been involved in planning and conduct of Role Expansion activities, including conducting evaluations for equipment & personnel airdrop, aircraft life support systems equipment and the AME capabilities.
Nova continues to support the assurance of this capability by working with HALSPO on the management and development of Capability upgrades for the C-17A platform to enable the maximisation and optimisation of its use with ADF and coalition end-users. Nova has supported the development of several key concept demonstrations to enhance the platform’s Command and Control capabilities to support Army and Special Forces and provide Australia with strategic airlift in support of operations domestically and overseas.