On 31 July 2014, the Department of Defence advised that:
44WG [44 Wing] agrees that the long-range display should not be used for the purpose of issuing control instructions, or for establishing separation standards. As described in the analysis there was some confusion amongst the controlling workforce as to the intended and appropriate use of the long-range display. In the interim, Darwin Flight has ensured that all controllers are aware of the operating limitations of the long-range display and this is detailed within the local Flight Standing Instructions.
44WG is considering one of two options regarding the use of the long-range display. Option one will be to incorporate a display that is ergonomically placed to ensure it is in a controller’s central visual field and is also of a display quality that meets the requirements to utilise it for controlling purposes. Option two is to remove the current long-range display and to adjust NT MATS SUPP coordination procedures to allow for radar hand-offs that occur within the range set on the APR [Approach] controllers’ SDD [situation data display].