Raytheon Australia selected to deliver EW capability for ADF

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Raytheon Australia has been selected by Defence to deliver the Force Level Electronic Warfare System project.

Valued at nearly $75 million, Project Land 555 Phase 6 will modify existing Bushmaster-protected mobility vehicles and install electronic warfare (EW) systems into these vehicles.

Defence Industry Minister Pat Minister Conroy said the systems would improve the ADF’s ability “to monitor and control the electronic environment” and, where necessary, “deny or degrade the electronic systems of adversaries”.

“The Government is committed to increasing the ADF’s ability to operate and fight in complex electromagnetic environments,” Minister Conroy said.

“This new capability will give our Land Force a better range of options to continue to pursue our interests in our region and deter, defeat and deny attacks and threats against Australia.

“The Project will complement air and maritime force level electronic warfare systems, further enhancing these capabilities when deployed in combination as a Joint Force.”

Minister Conroy said noted that the Australian industry would be involved in “supply, training and maintenance support”.

“The Project will inject more than $46 million into Australian industry, contributing to strengthening our sovereign defence industrial base, supporting delivery of multiple Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities and growing the skills of our local workforce,” he concluded.

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