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Silentium Defence signs MoU with Saab

Andy Keough (third from right) and Kim Scott (second from right) after signing the MoU between Saab Australia and Silentium Defence. Photo: Silentium

Adelaide-based Silentium Defence, a specialist in passive radar surveillance systems, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Saab Australia.

The MoU, signed by Silentium Defence Chair, Kim Scott and Saab Australia Managing Director, Andy Keough CSC, will see the companies work together to advance complementary capabilities in Counter UAS (C-UAS) and Situational Awareness solutions.

Dr James Palmer, CEO, Silentium Defence said of the signing, “This partnership is a great example of the demand we’re seeing for the unique capability advantage passive radar delivers for already advanced surveillance systems and platforms.

“Highly customisable, our systems are agnostic by design to allow integration with varied technologies and platforms, both current and future-state.”

Andy Keough, Managing Director of Saab Australia said, “Our collaboration with Silentium Defence is part of Saab’s ongoing commitment to partnering with leading Australian SMEs. Partnerships of this nature provide opportunities to translate Australian industry knowledge into unique technologies, build our sovereign capability and create jobs for the future.

“As an expert in integrated command and control systems, we understand discretely detecting objects of interest provides a distinct advantage for our customers, and passive radar technology is a key enabler of that capability. We look forward to working with the Silentium Defence team to create unique technologies for real-world challenges.”

Kim Scott added, “Working with Saab and other customers and partners to explore additional applications of our technology in the fast-moving C-UAS and surveillance sectors makes sense both commercially and in terms of impact potential for Silentium Defence. This particular MoU will give Silentium Defence additional access to local and global civilian and Defence markets to help expand application of our passive radar systems to protect what matters.”

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