C4I + EW

BAE Systems announced a US$493 million contract modification from Lockheed Martin on 15 December to significantly upgrade and modernise the electronic warfare (EW) system for the F-35 Lightning II.

Denied the opportunity to participate in the recent C4 EDGE technology display in Canberra due to the current travel restrictions, the Queensland-based consortium members held a similar display in Brisbane on the same day last week.

A consortium of 31 Australian companies have demonstrated an advanced secure radio communications system for the Army, displaying their technology to senior officers in Canberra on Wednesday.

Babcock International has been selected by the government as the preferred tenderer to upgrade and sustain the Defence High Frequency Communication System (DHFCS) to support the Australian armed forces over the next 10 years.

An Australian first software system that replaces the need to manually connect tactical radio networks on the battlefield has been unveiled by Defence ICT specialists Insitec following successful field trials in Canberra.

DEWC Systems has officially partnered with REDARC Defence Systems in a multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement for REDARC to support DEWC Systems with design and manufacturing capabilities.

Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) and DEWC Services are collaborating to introduce a new infrared camera capability into field trials for electro-optic countermeasures being developed by DSTG.

Cirrus has secured two additional Defence contracts relating to the Tactical Electronic Warfare system.

DEWC Systems and Gilmour Space Technologies have signed a memorandum of understanding to launch the next generation Miniaturised Orbital Electronic Warfare Sensor Systems (MOESS) system as a sovereign space-based Electronic Warfare system.

Cirrus’ Managing Director Peter Freed has announced that the company has secured an additional Defence contract, following the Commonwealth’s exercise of an option.

Chairman of Insitec, Andrew McNeill, has received Defence's formal approval for the novation of an Information Communications Technology Partner Arrangement (ICTPA) panel membership to the company.

Canberra based micro–SME Outlander Solutions is partnering with Thales Australia and University of NSW in Canberra as part of the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Round 11 Program.

The government has partnered with Flinders University and DEWC T&E to establish a Centre of Expertise for Electronic Warfare.

Airbus, Fujitsu and Thales UK have signed a memorandum of understanding to work collaboratively on the upcoming Systems Integrator opportunity for the UK Ministry of Defence.

The government has awarded BAE Systems Australia and CryoClock a $4.8 million contract to develop ultra-high-precision Sapphire Clock technology.

Defence is teaming with BAE Systems Australia and the University of Adelaide to boost interest in the study of high-frequency radar technology in a move aimed at building the number of specialist-trained engineers.