Australia to receive new air defence capability
The Australian government has announced that it will purchase a new short-range air defence capability to protect its forces from modern airborne threats.
The new air defence capability will combine CEA Technologies' radar technology with an effective air defence system based on the Raytheon/Kongsberg National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS). The radar will be integrated onto the Thales Hawkei protected vehicle.
The A$2.5 billion project intends to replace the Australian Army’s ageing RBS 70 man-portable air defence system.
A major part of the work will be performed at the new Raytheon Australia Centre for Joint Integration, which will be built in the defence industry precinct at Mawson Lakes, Adelaide, Australia, with a A$50 million investment from Raytheon.
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