Silentium snares US contract, established US office


Passive radar manufacturer Silentium Defence has made its first US sales of the MAVERICK M8 passive radar system, and established a US opereating entity.

A key milestone in its global growth strategy, the US entity will enable Silentium to provide responsive customer engagement, and capitalise on recent momentum across the defence, national security, and intelligence sectors.

CEO Silentium Defence Dr James Palmer said: “this is an exciting moment, not just for Silentium, but for Australia’s Defence export industry.

“To see uniquely Australian developed capability in the hands of US customers is proof we can build true sovereign advantage locally, for global export and application.”

The MAVERICK M8 passive radar is Silentium’s lightweight, ruggedised, soldier portable system for land tactical surveillance (pictured).

The system does not emit radar, but listens to and locates sources of EM radiation across a battlespace, making it impossible to detect.

Used in a range of scenarios from counter-uncrewed aircraft system surveillance to force protection, and integrated air and missile defence, the MAVERICK M8 has been well received in both US and United Kingdom test and evaluation activities.

Simon Palumbo, Co-Founder and CXO said ‘our team recently demonstrated our MAVERICK passive radar systems to potential end-users at this year’s Exercise Trident Spectre in the United States.

“Off the back of strong interest at DSEI in London, we are now heading to AUSA in Washington to demonstrate the advantage our MAVERICK M8 delivers in tactical surveillance scenarios.”

Silentium Defence was founded in late 2016 and has grown to more than 60 full and part-time employees across three facilities in Adelaide, South Australia, and interstate.

Further reading:
Browse @AuManufacturing’s coverage of Silentium Defence here.

Picture: Silentium Defence/Maverick M8 deployment

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