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HENSOLDT Air Traffic Control Radar achieves Initial Operational Capability for Royal Australian Air Force

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HENSOLDT Air Traffic Control Radar achieves Initial Operational Capability for Royal Australian Air Force

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HENSOLDT Air Traffic Control Radar achieves Initial Operational Capability for Royal Australian Air Force
HENSOLDT Air Traffic Control Radar achieves Initial Operational Capability for Royal Australian Air Force

HENSOLDT Australia has delivered on a key milestone for the AIR5431 Phase 2 program by introducing a new Air Traffic Control (ATC) sensor into operational service at the Army Aviation Centre Oakey, achieving Initial Operational Capability for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Project AIR5431 Phase 2 is replacing the ageing Australian Defence Air Traffic System and Alenia surveillance sensors located at Australian Defence Force’s fixed bases across Australia. The sensors provide surveillance coverage for fixed base flying operations and support the National Air Traffic Management Surveillance Infrastructure Plan (NASIP). Additional sites will be delivered this year, with final delivery scheduled for September 2025. The delivery includes the state-of-the-art Operational Maintenance Trainer (OMT) manufactured in Germany by HENSOLDT and operated and maintained in Australia by HENSOLDT Australia Pty Ltd. HENSOLDT will provide ongoing sustainment under a Support Contract.

“HENSOLDT Australia is delighted by the achievement of this important milestone in the delivery of this critical air surveillance capability to Defence. This milestone represents the culmination of significant effort on the part of the Commonwealth and HENSOLDT teams to this point and we look forward to delivering the remainder of the capability over the coming months”, said Mark Novak, Managing Director of the Australian subsidiary.

HENSOLDT Australia Pty Ltd (HENSOLDT Australia) is a leading provider of platform independent sovereign technology solutions delivering integrated multi-domain solutions, analytics and services in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Providing system integration and engineering services, HENSOLDT Australia is recognised for introducing leading technologies, delivering radars, electronic warfare systems, electro-optronic devices and air traffic control equipment to customers. The company has been introducing cutting-edge technologies, delivering radars, electronic warfare systems, electro-optronic devices and air traffic control equipment to customers in Australia for over twenty years. HENSOLDT Australia’s through life support capabilities include repairs of radar and antenna systems in Australia, not only for own products but also for other systems. HENSOLDT Australia is headquartered in Canberra, and while growing, currently has a staff of over 30 people, the majority being dedicated specialists that support various Defence programs and civilian applications across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

HENSOLDT Australia is part of HENSOLDT Group. HENSOLDT is a leading company in the European defence industry with a global reach. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, the company develops complete sensor solutions for defence and security applications. As a system integrator, HENSOLDT offers platform-independent, networked solutions. Being a technology leader, the company is also driving forward the development of defence electronics and optronics and is continuously expanding its portfolio based on innovative approaches to data fusion, artificial intelligence and cyber security. In 2023, HENSOLDT achieved a turnover of 1.85 billion euros. Following the acquisition of ESG GmbH, the company employs around 8,000 people. HENSOLDT is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the MDAX.

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