• An aerial view of HMAS Watson. Defence
    An aerial view of HMAS Watson. Defence

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price has announced the award to Cirrus of a new contract to expand the Tactical Electronic Warfare simulation training systems (TACEW) that Cirrus successfully delivered to the RAN's School of Maritime Warfare at HMAS Watson in May this year.

Under the newly awarded contract, Cirrus will supply additional TACEW workstations both for the existing TACEW system at HMAS Watson and for a new TACEW system to be supplied to HMAS Stirling.

Navy’s School of Maritime Warfare at HMAS Watson accepted 35 workstations provided by Cirrus in May this year, with the new contract set to provide an additional 39 workstations.

HMAS Stirling is set to receive 12 of these new workstations as part of the new $3 million contract, with an additional 27 workstations to be installed at HMAS Watson.

“The project total investment of $7.5 million will support the electronic warfare capabilities of the Navy and ensure new recruits and current Navy personnel will have access to advanced technological systems and additional training capacity,” Minister Price said.

“Small businesses like Cirrus are an example of how our defence industry is maturing and developing cutting-edge technologies that in days gone by would have been delivered by international companies.”

“Cirrus is pleased to continue working with the RAN on Electronic Warfare simulation training capability, both through the additional TACEW capability to be provided under this new contract, and through the ongoing engineering services Cirrus provides under the existing TACEW support agreement," Cirrus’ Managing Director Peter Freed stated.

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