Raytheon Signs Electronic Warfare Agreement with Australian Defense Science and Technology Group

Raytheon and Australia’s Defence Science and Technology (DST) have signed an agreement to jointly develop and prototype advanced electronic warfare capabilities for the Australian Defence Force.

Under the agreement, Raytheon will provide its Multi-Function Receiver Exciter System test bench, a control system and a modeling and simulation environment. The lab will use MFIRES, a part of a product family that includes Raytheon's Next Generation Jammer Mid-band, to evolve and test advanced EW techniques.

Along with its electronic attack capability, MFIRES is also a radar warning receiver, providing electronic support and protection. Integrating multiple functions enables system success across the full EW mission by using less power, weight and space, all crucial elements in creating a significant advantage in electronic warfare.

DST is the Australian government's lead agency responsible for applying science and technology to safeguard Australia and its national interests. It is Australia's second largest government-funded science organization after the CSIRO. As one of Australia’s largest employers of scientists and engineers, it delivers expert, impartial advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security. The DST has its national headquarters in Canberra, with research facilities in Melbourne, Edinburgh (in the northern suburbs of Adelaide), Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, HMAS Stirling at Rockingham (near Perth), Scottsdale in Tasmania, and Innisfail in northern Queensland.

The DST Group, Australian industry and Raytheon will stand-up the lab in Adelaide, where they will take the first step toward creating a sovereign, integrated electronic warfare solution in Australia.

Click here to know more about Raytheon EW Solutions.