SA-based advanced manufacturing company signs MoU with German naval powerhouse


South Australia’s REDARC Electronics has extended its involvement in the defence sector with a view to securing work on future Australian naval projects.

The company has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with German naval navigation systems integrator Raytheon Anschütz that initially covers key integration activity for Raytheon’s Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems for Australian naval projects.

According to Raytheon Anschütz’s manager for offset and supply chain, Mr Oliver Welzel, the MoU also opens export opportunities by integrating REDARC into the Raytheon Anschütz international supply chain.

“Raytheon Anschütz is committed to maximising local content in its offers for future Australian Naval Projects and will invest to transfer advanced system integration capabilities to the REDARC workforce as part of its efforts to transfer technology to support Australian sovereign capabilities,” he stated.

“We see a good fit between both our companies and, as always with our partners, we are looking for a long-term relationship which adds value beyond fulfilling a country-specific requirement for local content. We are sure that our new partnership with REDARC will add this value.”

REDARC’s Managing Director, Mr Anthony Kittel, said the past few years have seen the company develop into a key SME in the Australian Defence military vehicle and naval systems sector.

“This latest announcement is a great testament of our design, manufacturing and assembly capabilities,” he said.

“It means we are well positioned to provide world-class innovation to help Raytheon Anschütz deliver Australian Industry Content.”

REDARC is a privately-owned company that supplies patented solutions to the Australian and international heavy commercial and defence vehicle sectors.

Headquartered in Germany, Raytheon is a global player in the naval navigation and C2 domains, delivering world-class capabilities to the merchant fleet and navies around the globe. It provides cost effective, custom solutions for a range of vessels from fast interceptors, minor war vessels and complex surface combatant to submarines.

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