Cirrus has won three new contracts with the Department of Defence, managing director Peter Freed has announced.
The first contract is with the RAAF for the development of light weight, deployable and interoperable Electronic Warfare (EW) sensors for the localisation of RF transmitters. The contract is for prototype development with no decision yet made on which platforms will be selected for trials.
The second contract is with the RAN for the extension for of Cirrus’ Generic COMCEN Simulator (GCS) to additionally simulate the behaviour of the Maritime Tactical Wide Area Network (MTWAN) functionality that operates in concert with a ship’s COMCEN (Communications Centre). The GCS is located at HMAS Cerberus, in the School of Signals Maritime Communications Information Systems Wing, and is used to mimic the operational environment faced by communicators on warships at sea.
The third contract is also with the RAN for the expansion of engineering services provided for additional Tactical Electronic Warfare (TACEW) equipment recently delivered by Cirrus to the RAN at HMAS Watson under a contract announced in October last year.
“The expansion was for an additional 39 training workstations, both by expansion to the existing facility at HMAS Watson and a new TACEW facility at HMAS Stirling,” Freed said to ADM. “The expansion at Watson is now complete - the newly agreed work announced is additional engineering services to support the new, extra equipment at Watson.
“Cirrus is very pleased to commence 2020 with these new work engagements with Defence,” Freed said. “The breadth of engineering encompassed by these works - spanning from the development of sensor and simulation technologies to the supply of support engineering services - exemplifies the capability within the high technology SME sector of the Australian defence industry.”