DST Group inks electronic warfare agreement with leading EW prime

Raytheon and the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group will work collaboratively to develop and prototype advanced electronic warfare capabilities for the Australian Defence Force’s priorities and programs under a new agreement.

Under the interactive project agreement signed by Raytheon and DST Group, Raytheon will provide its Multi-Function Receiver Exciter System test bench, a control system and a modelling and simulation environment. The lab will use MFIRES, a part of a product family that includes Raytheon’s Next Generation Jammer Mid-band, to evolve and test advanced EW techniques.

"Controlling the electromagnetic spectrum is essential to today’s mission success," said Doug Marimon, director of Raytheon electronic warfare systems.

"By combining US and Australian strengths, we enhance our ability to deliver decisive EW capabilities in the Pacific and beyond." 

Along with its electronic attack capability, MFIRES is also a radar warning receiver, providing electronic support and protection. Integrating multiple functions enables system success across the full EW mission by using less power, weight and space, all crucial elements in creating a significant advantage in electronic warfare.

Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Alex Zelinsky, welcomed the agreement saying it further strengthens the partnership between DST Group and Raytheon.

"Our ability to build Defence capability relies on support from industry to deliver leading-edge innovation and research," said Dr Zelinsky. "Scientific organisations alone cannot achieve the needed advances without extensive collaboration with industry and academia."

DST Group, Australian industry and Raytheon will stand-up the lab in Adelaide, where they will take the first step towards creating a sovereign, integrated electronic warfare solution in Australia.

DST Group inks electronic warfare agreement with leading EW prime
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted Content
Recommended by Spike Native Network

more from defence connect

Jun 22 2018
Veteran employment top of agenda
Over 50 organisations have taken part in a roundtable program looking to improve career pathways for...
Jun 22 2018
Civmec secures ASX listing ahead of OPV build
As West Australian industry gears up for the Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) project, Civmec Construct...
Jun 22 2018
Queensland lays out 10-year plan for defence sector
The Queensland government has unveiled its Defence Industries 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan to sup...