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ADF exploring aircraft countermeasures

21st August 2017 - 06:08 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Australia's Defence Science and Technology Group (DST) and Chemring Australia have signed a five-year research agreement to explore new technologies for protecting Australian Defence Force (ADF) aircraft against missile threats, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 17 August.

The agreement was signed in Adelaide as part of the DST Group Partnerships Week. 

The ADF is looking to enhance countermeasure capabilities that 'hide' its aircraft from radar detection and heat-seeking missiles. 

The partnership will see the development of an advanced flare capability to provide protection against increasingly sophisticated missile systems. The use of more efficient manufacturing technologies will also be examined, such as resonant acoustic mixing, and novel concepts for pyrotechnic device.

Partnerships Week is an annual external engagement event open to invited representatives from industry, academia, research agencies, defence and stakeholders from the science, technology, engineering and mathematics community. 

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