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Canberra’s Phased Array Radar in a 40 Watt Range

By che - 17 August 2005 4

Minister for Defence Robert Hill has announced in this media release ACT electronics company CEA Technologies is getting $30 million from the US and Aust govts to develop new Phased Array Radar technology.

If feel safer already. At least it shows that Canberra is staying in the technology race.

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Canberra’s Phased Array Radar in a 40 Watt Range
Absent Diane 1:48 pm 17 Aug 05

I guess its just a good thing its not an actual defence project….. their track record is not too good

Thumper 1:01 pm 17 Aug 05

Vietnam junk in the 70s? Man, we were still using that stuff into the mid 80s.

Luckily they gave us L1A1s instead of fantasic plastic M16s. As for real junk, the M60s we used to use were probably ex Vietnam service and they showed it,run away guns, pistol grips dropping off, fun, fun, fun, for all the family…

Maelinar 11:27 am 17 Aug 05

Yay.

Nothing like the good old saying that 4 radars are better than one. (that’s phasing in a nutshell)

I can see the immediate benefit for the USA, but here in Aus we already tend to already have the skill to hit our targets, and given the massive expanse of nothing an enemy will have to cover to get to us, staying hidden will be all the more difficult. Four times as difficult I’d say…

It’s refreshing that we get to sell something to the Yanks for a change. Just as long as we don’t go giving it away to them, and the contract remains in Australia.

Give them a bit of revenge for all the Vietnam junk that they offloaded on us in the 70’s.

terubo 10:30 am 17 Aug 05

If only its acronym weren’t “PhART”, I’d feel more confident…

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