BAE Systems Provides Australian-Made Capability for Naval Missile Defence

BAE Systems Australia has won a $32 million, three year contract to provide the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) with an improved anti-ship missile test capability.
The Future Advanced Threat Simulator (FATS) is an airborne radar system designed to closely emulate the in-flight behaviour of a range of anti-ship missiles. It has been designed to provide a test and evaluation and fleet training capability to assist with the development of advanced maritime self-protection concepts for the RAN. BAE Systems will design, develop, manufacture, test and deliver the FATS capability suite.
Work on the project will start this month and will support 20 specialist engineering roles at the company’s Edinburgh Parks facility.
BAE Systems Australia CEO, Glynn Phillips, said: “At the heart of this impressive technology is local innovation; the simulator is an advanced capability, developed by our specialist engineering team here in South Australia.
“It underscores to our Defence customer that we have an airborne test and evaluation capability unmatched within Australia.
“We are very pleased to play such a pivotal part in the development of the next generation of threat emulation capability for Defence.”

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Source: BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)
Date: Sep 6, 2016