Microwave Journal


January 30, 2006

QinetiQ has secured the first phase of a contract to supply an electronic warfare (EW) system to the Australian Department of Defence. The system will be based on the company’s well-established range of EW sensor technology and hardware including the SHARK® wideband communications EW sensor and ANALYST® EW command and control software.

With increasingly dense signals environments being caused by the proliferation of communications and radar technologies, EW sensors of even modest bandwidth, often suffer from data overload. Therefore, the QinetiQ system is designed to analyze emitters and networks in an automated manner. The signals of interest can then be identified so that key intelligence can be presented to users in an accurate, concise and timely fashion.

Steven Brittan, managing director of QinetiQ’s Spectrum Solutions business, commented, “We are delighted to have secured this important contract to supply EW capability to the Australian Department of Defence and this order reflects the growing global importance being placed on electronic warfare technologies and the encompassing electronic support market.”