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Australia invests in passive radar technology

19th May 2020 - 10:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London

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The Australian Department of Defence is paving the way to provide its armed forces with passive radar technology, after announcing a A$2 million ($1.29 million) contract with Silentium Defence to develop and deliver a prototype of the Maverick M-series.

This ground-based passive radar will provide base situational awareness and support  dismounted operation. It will enable soldiers to track and monitor enemy manned and unmanned vehicles and aircraft in real time while remaining undetected.

While traditional active radars generate a signature by sending out blasts of energy and waiting for signals to bounce back off objects, the passive radar does not

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Flavia Camargos Pereira

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Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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