3 décembre 2013
CANBERRA, Australia, Dec. 2 (UPI)
Phased array radar technologies are being developed in Australia by CEA Technologies under contract from the government.
The award was given to CEA Technologies, which will leverage its CEAFAR phased array radar for the project.
"The CEAFAR radar is currently being fitted to the ANZAC -class frigates as part of a major upgrade," said Minister for Defense David Johnston. "This radar is a world-leading capability for a system of its weight and size and importantly, is considerably more cost-effective than comparable systems.
"The development of high-power phased array radar based on the CEAFAR system builds on the substantial investment in domestic radar-related research and development."
CEAFAR is a 3D active phased array radar with a microwave tile-based design and is scalable in size and optimized for littoral and open ocean.
Details of the contract awarded to CEA Technologies were not provided by the Australian Department of Defense, which announced the award.
27 mai 2013
CANBERRA, Australia, May 24 (UPI)
Three Australian companies have joined Northrop Grumman's global supply chain network, gaining $7.4 million in contracts.
The U.S. company said the companies selected under the Australian Defense and Materiel Organization's Global Supply Chain Program are Electro Optic Systems, CEA Technologies and Insitec.
Those companies, with expertise in aerospace hardware and software, will supply a variety of products and services for Northrop programs.
"Northrop Grumman's commitment to Australia is underscored by genuine and direct investment in the Australian economy," said David Perry, vice president and chief global business development officer, Northrop Grumman.
"EOS, CEA Technologies and Insitec represent Australia's vibrant defense industry and are key additions to our Australian industry team.
"Each of these relationships strengthens our ability to deliver products and services critical to maintaining the national security of the United States, Australia and our allies.
"We look forward to further expanding our global supply chain and to future investment in Australia's defense, aerospace and space sector," he said.
Northrop Grumman and the Australian Department of Defense in 2011 agreed to cooperate to identify opportunities in which Australian industry could work with the company.