CEA Technologies wins air defence radar contract

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Canberra-based company CEA Technologies has been awarded a contract to build four new air defence radars as part of the Government’s $2.7 billion investment in Defence’s new Joint Air Battle Management System.

Making the announcement, Defence Industry Minister Pat Conroy said the new sensors will be able to detect aircraft and missile threats “at greater ranges and with increased accuracy” than our current systems, boosting real-time critical information, decision and response time.

“As a critical component of the Joint Air Battle Management System, the radars will enhance situational awareness and interoperability across the Joint Force, and with our allies,” the Minister added.

According to Mr Conroy, the contract will directly contribute to growing the CEA Technologies workforce from 530 staff to over 800 in coming years.

“The Australian designed and built radars will use CEA Technologies’ proven Active Electronically Scanned Array radar technology,” he continued.

“CEA Technologies is a world-leading business in radar technology and a key defence industry partner in Australia, with its radar technology currently installed on the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac Class Frigates.

“The expansion of CEA Technologies into ground-based sensor applications using the same proven technologies demonstrates the strength of Australia’s defence industry.”

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