DroneShield system ordered to protect VIP convoys

Drone detection and countermeasure manufacturer DroneShield has received an order of $4.7 million from a new non-government Swiss international customer to provide multiple vehicle-based counterdrone (C-UxS) systems. The vehicle-based solution offers a C-UxS platform that can be operated in both static and On-The-Move (OTM) missions for convoy and mobile VIP protection, according to the company.…

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Silentium doubles down on US market entry with senior appointment Passive radar systems manufacturer Silentium Defence has announced further commitment to the US market, posting co-founder and Chief Experience Officer, Simon Palumbo to Virginia. Palumbo will assume the role, Executive Vice President, Silentium Defense Corporation, and be responsible for in-country customer support, business development, talent…

DroneShield adds radar to drone detection system

Drone countermeasure manufacturer DroneShield Lhas added long-range RADA RPS-82 radar capabilities to its flagship DroneSentry drone detection system. RPS-82 provides DroneSentry operators with a significantly enhanced radar detection, classification and tracking range for wide area, multi-mission requirements, according to the Sydney company. “With DroneSentry’s compatibility with multiple radar platforms, DroneShield can offer both high-performance and…

New centre to focus on HF radar technology and skills

A new collaborative centre between industry, government and academia has been established in Adelaide for research into high-frequency (HF) radar technology which underpins Australia’s ability to control access to northern Australia. The University of Adelaide, the Department of Defence and BAE Systems Australia established the JORN Open Innovation Network (JOIN) Centre for Advanced Defence Research…

Asension’s Wombat exported to the United Kingdom

Adelaide defence manufacturer Asension has announced its first-ever export – a Wombat Smart Sensor Suite electronic warfare (EW) system. The Wombat Smart Sensor Suite exported to the United Kingdom is a 19-inch rack version of the company’s sovereign, software-definable, intelligent transceiver. According to the company Wombat is a software-definable intelligent transceiver to support user-configurable RF…