Australia’s DST, CEA Technologies team up for radar, electronic warfare research

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Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group and CEA Technologies have signed a five-year research and development agreement under which they will collaborate new solutions for Australian defense’s future requirements in radar, communications, and electronic warfare.

The research agreement was signed in Canberra by the Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky, and Mr Merv Davis, CEO of CEA Technologies.

This collaboration has relevance to programs such as the Future Frigates and will also help inform future programs in the aerospace, maritime and land domains.

Australian defense industry minister Christopher Pyne welcomed the fusion of DST’s signal processing, electronic protection, tracking and data fusion capabilities with CEA Technologies’ active array and radar expertise.

CEA Technologies has delivered the world’s first fourth generation Active Phased Array Radar technology for Australia’s ANZAC Class frigates, according to the minister.

Minister Pyne said future systems are needed to ensure the Australian Defence Force has comprehensive situational awareness to make decisions more quickly in combat.

“I congratulate the company and Defence on this strategic partnership which endeavours to produce more game-changing capabilities for the Australian Defence Force,” he said.

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