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Veteran-owned SMEs DEWC Systems and J3Seven aim to solve mission critical challenges

Project OWLS, DEWC Systems and J3Seven’s latest commercial collaboration, will address mission critical challenges that our warfighters encounter in the battlefield.

Project OWLS, DEWC Systems and J3Seven’s latest commercial collaboration, will address mission critical challenges that our warfighters encounter in the battlefield.

The veteran-owned companies, will leverage their collective experience and expertise to solutions that will improve soldiers’ situational awareness, increasing their survivability while fulfilling their mission.

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DEWC Systems have bolstered their capabilities in sensor miniaturisation and communications technologies in recent years. The South Australian company have been developing their Miniaturised Orbital Electronic Sensor System (MOESS) capabilities and successfully launched the DEWC-SP1, the first micro sensor package on board a rocket headed to space from Australian soil.

To support J3Seven’s personal CBRNE devices, DEWC will leverage its expertise in electronic warfare and the successes of the MOESS and DEWC-SP1 projects for the Project OWLS partnership.

As the first Australian company to launch a payload on a space-capable rocket, DEWC Systems helped lead Australia into the Space 4.0 era, reinforcing its strong reputation for innovation.

"We are excited to be able combine these skills with J3Seven's first-hand battlefield experience to deliver this important capability," Ian Spencer DEWC Systems CEO said.

Veteran-owned and operated company, J3Seven is internationally regarded as an innovative systems integrator after developing the world’s first mobile radiation detection system, RANID.

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RANID allows operators, commanders and scientists real-time, quantifiable spectral analysis anywhere in the world with reach-back to Australian laboratories. Gareth Molnar, CEO of J3Seven, said the collaboration with the DEWC Systems will keep Australian soldiers future ready.

“Utilising our soldier system expertise and our real-world battlefield experience, J3Seven will develop the technical solution and protype for Project OWLS,” Molnar said.

"Intrinsic to developing this unique and sovereign capability will be connecting it into the land-space domain.”

J3Seven provides world-class protection through cutting-edge CBRNE (chemical, biological, radioactive, nuclear and explosion) equipment and exploitation products. The Queensland-based, veteran-owned and operated company provides training and maintenance to the Defence, national security and first responders.

Together, utilising research and development in laboratory and simulation environments, J3Seven and DEWC Systems intend to create an industry leading device that better supports soldiers and first responders whilst increasing their survivability.

[Related: Team Sabre shortlisted for LAND 125 Phase 4 Integrated Soldier tender]

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha Tupas

Journalist – Defence and Security, Momentum Media

Nastasha is a Journalist at Momentum Media, she reports extensively across veterans affairs, cyber security and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. She is a co-author of a book titled The Stories Women Journalists Tell, published by Penguin Random House. Previously, she was a Content Producer at Verizon Media, a Digital Producer for Yahoo! and Channel 7, a Digital Journalist at Sky News Australia, as well as a Website Manager and Digital Producer at SBS Australia. Nastasha started her career in media as a Video Producer and Digital News Presenter at News Corp Australia.

Veteran-owned SMEs DEWC Systems and J3Seven aim to solve mission critical challenges
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