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Australian Defence Minister, Senator Linda Reynolds and the Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, announced on 14 November that Canberra-based CEA Technologies has been selected to provide radars for the Army’s new short-range ground-based air defence capability.

The A$137 million (€84.1 million) contract will provide advanced radars as part of the air defence system to protect deployed forces from sophisticated air threats. “This air defence capability combines world-leading Australian radar technology with a highly effective air defence system that will protect our service men and women from future airborne threats […] congratulate CEA for adapting these radars from those already in service with the Royal Australian Navy, confirming its reputation as an agile, innovative company and a key strategic partner for Defence,” Senator Reynolds stated.

Integration of these radars into existing air defence technology is a significant step in establishing Australian industry as a leading exporter of defence technology […] This contract with CEA will support 45 jobs in Canberra and Adelaide and demonstrates the company’s ongoing success after securing a A$90 million loan through the Morrison Government’s Defence Export Facility,” Minister Price added.

The vehicle-mounted radars will be delivered in both long- and short-range variants, with the former to be mounted on the Australian-developed Thales HAWKEI vehicle. (Photo: Thales)

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