The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today officially opened a new CEA Technologies facility, which will supply cutting edge radar technology to the Royal Australian Navy.
Canberra’s CEA Technologies is providing radar technology to Navy’s eight ANZAC Class Frigates as part of their Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD) Upgrade Program.
“This new facility marks a new chapter in the growth of this innovative Australian defence company, and is a sign of its increasing confidence in securing future export and domestic sales of its world class and locally developed Active Phased Array Radar technology,” Minister Payne said.
“With more than half the ANZAC fleet now having received the ASMD upgrade, these ships have radar capabilities in that role above and beyond that of any other Navy."
The Government is currently investing in further research and development of the radars for potential inclusion in the Future Frigate and other Defence platforms.
CEA Technologies was founded 33 years ago and the company’s innovative radar technology has won numerous awards in recognition of its engineering ingenuity as well as its export potential.
“The Turnbull Government will soon release a new Defence Industry Policy Statement that will emphasise the importance of harnessing innovation, like that delivered by CEA Technologies, to deliver better capability outcomes for Defence,’’ Minister Payne said.
“I am determined to build a closer, more strategic relationship with industry and this will be a key theme of the Statement.”
Imagery from today’s opening ceremony will be available through the Defence Image Library: http://images.defence.gov.au/s20160171
Henry Budd (Minister Payne’s Office) 0429 531 143
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