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Silentium Defence designs and tests surveillance technology for AIR6500

Adelaide-based passive surveillance specialist Silentium Defence is designing and testing a range of cutting-edge technologies that can be incorporated into Lockheed Martin Australia’s future Joint Air Battle Management solution for the Royal Australian Air Force’s Project AIR6500 Ph.1 (AIR6500-1).

As part of the risk reduction strategy for AIR6500-1, Silentium Defence is actively exploring distributed passive radar networks that will provide a cost effective, covert, and comprehensive situational awareness picture to contribute to the broader AIR6500-1 Joint Air Battle Management System. The company is exploring how its MAVERICK passive radar capability can be integrated into an open architecture framework to support next-generation concepts and application development for AIR6500.

Dr James Palmer, Chief Executive Officer Silentium Defence said it was an exciting opportunity for Lockheed Martin Australia and industry partners to work hand-in-hand with the ADF to create a first-of-type sovereign capability for Australia’s future Joint Air Battle Management System.

“It is a privilege to work on AIR6500-1 and collaborate with like-minded Australian industry partners, Defence, academia, and government to develop ground-breaking technologies that can be integrated in the program solution.

“Lockheed Martin Australia AIR6500-1’s solution is highly secure and flexible, which meant it was a straightforward process for Silentium Defence to fuse our technologies into their systems architecture,” Dr Palmer added.

Silentium Defence’s MAVERICK family of radars is now in various stages of development for all three services including space, with significant interest internationally.

Ms Kendell Kuczma, Lockheed Martin Australia AIR6500 Capture Manager said, “We have been working with Silentium Defence for many years now. They’ve been a remarkable partner, highly collaborative and engaged in designing, testing, and integrating ground-breaking passive radar technologies into our AIR6500 system solution. This technology gives the ADF a strategic advantage by enabling real-time, persistent situational awareness of future threats using alternative and complementary technology to AIR6500-1 capabilities.”

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