Australian MoD press release
The Implementation Plan was released alongside the Department of Defence’s detailed Industry Plan. Minister Price said the enhanced active phased array and passive radar capability was integral to the Australian Defence Force’s ability to shape, deter and respond.
“Australia boasts world-leading active phased array radar capability and we have enormous potential in the development of passive radar systems and related technologies,” Minister Price said.
“We need a strong partnership with Australian industry to maintain and grow the capability advantage provided by our innovative Australian companies and their substantial expertise in these radar systems”Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price
“This latest Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Plan demonstrates the Morrison Government’s commitment to enhancing those critical capabilities in Australia.”
The 2018 Defence Industrial Capability Plan states that Australian industry must possess the ability to design, develop, manufacture, maintain and upgrade enhanced military radar systems. There is a broad range of existing radars in service, entering service, and deployed across a range of platforms and locations These radars vary in size, type, purpose, frequency, and transmission. Among key projects with a significant radar component, Australia is pursuing the SEA 5000 Hunter-class and AIR 7000 Phase 1B MQ-4C Triton acquisition programs.
This Plan outlines Defence’s priorities for the next three to five years in terms of investment in research, design, development and manufacture of enhanced active phased array and passive radar capabilities. Successfully implementing this Industry Plan will enable several industrial landscape in 2022–24. Among them, some extensive and cutting-edge Australian capabilities, with significant influence and participation in the global market. Australia’s radar industrial base is also continue to be tightly coupled with end-users, and with research and development efforts