Australia unveils plan to grow its world-leading radar capabilities


The Federal Government has announced the release of the Enhanced active phased array and passive radar capability Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Plan, which aims to support and grow industry opportunities for Australia’s world-leading industrial radar system capabilities.

In announcing the plan, Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price said the enhanced active phased array and passive radar capability was vital to the Australian Defence Force’s ability to shape, deter and respond.

“This latest Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Plan demonstrates the Morrison Government’s commitment to enhancing those critical capabilities in Australia,” the Minister said, adding that the plan was designed to encourage the development of a sovereign defence industrial base by emphasising the local industrial skills and capabilities.

“Australia boasts world-leading active phased array radar capability and we have enormous potential in the development of passive radar systems and related technologies,” Minister Price continued.

“We need a strong partnership with Australian industry to maintain and grow the capability advantage provided by our innovative Australian companies and their substantial expertise in these radar systems.”

The plan, which is available here, provides information on how the Government will work with defence industry to build and grow Australia’s sovereign industrial capability.

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