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Australia signs GBAD radar contract with CEA

18th November 2019 - 02:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Australian government announced on 15 November that it had signed a A$137 million ($93 million) contract with CEA Technologies for radars to support the Australian Army’s short-range ground-based air defence (GBAD) systems.

They will be utilised by the National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) system, for which Raytheon Australia received a A$1.5 billion ($1.04 billion) contract under Project Land 19 Phase 7B on 20 July.

Canberra-based CEA will supply radars in short-range and long-range variants.

The former, known as the CEA Tactical (CEATAC) AESA radar, will be mounted on locally manufactured Thales Hawkei vehicles, plus

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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