Small business helping Navy warfare simulation success

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The Hon Melissa Price MP

Minister for Defence Industry

Minister for Science and Technology

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4 October 2019

A high-tech small Australian business will continue working with the Royal Australian Navy to provide additional Tactical Electronic Warfare simulation training systems, after successfully delivering the capability earlier this year.

The new contract awarded to Cirrus Real Time Processing Systems (Cirrus) proves advanced, world-leading technology can be delivered by Australian businesses.

Navy’s School of Maritime Warfare at HMAS Watson accepted 35 workstations provided by Cirrus in May this year, with the new contract set to provide an additional 39 workstations.

HMAS Stirling is set to receive 12 of these new workstations as part of the new $3 million contract, with an additional 27 workstations to be installed at HMAS Watson.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, said the new workstations will improve training capability for the Navy, ensuring personnel have access to the most advanced systems.

“The project total investment of $7.5 million will support the electronic warfare capabilities of the Navy and ensure new recruits and current Navy personnel will have access to advanced technological systems and additional training capacity,” Minister Price said.

“Small businesses like Cirrus are an example of how our defence industry is maturing and developing cutting-edge technologies that in days gone by would have been delivered by international companies.”

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