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Australia begins search for personal ECM

25th August 2021 - 03:31 GMT | by Tim Fish in Auckland


Personal ECM systems are also able to extend electronic protection further out on the battlefield beyond the range of vehicle-mounted systems into more austere environments (Photo: R&S)

Australia has begun its search for a new man-portable ECM system to enhance the EW protection it can provide to its troops.

The Australian Army has released an RfP for a new Personal Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) system.

In the document, the Australian Department of Defence calls for industry solutions to help it explore next-generation technologies that would allow development of a personal ECM system.

This procurement will be the third tranche in the Land 154 Phase 4 project that will introduce joint counter-IED and joint counter-explosive hazards equipment from 2020-26.

The RfP’s Challenge Statement, released on 16 August, stated that it recognised that ‘due to the highly constrained size, weight and power [SWaP] considerations, within the context of a rapidly evolving …

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