Electronic Warfare talent pipeline to be established for Defence

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Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

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6 March 2020

A new National Electronic Warfare Centre will be established as part of a $5 million initiative to grow the Electronic Warfare (EW) defence workforce.

Jointly funded by Defence and Flinders University, the centre will use training programs and research to develop and sustain EW related skills in defence.

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the new centre will provide the ADF with strategic and tactical advantages, to keep pace with the evolving operating environment.

“The Government is committed to providing the ADF with the best possible capability to defend Australia’s national interests,” Minister Reynolds said.

“That is why we are investing an unprecedented $20 billion over the next decade in Electronic Warfare capabilities in the ADF.

“Key to ensuring these capabilities are fit-for-purpose is a strong workforce, comprised of practitioners and researchers across the ADF, Australian Public Service, academia and industry.”

The centre will be based at the Flinders University Tonsley campus in South Australia.

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