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SRC Demonstrates Drone Air Surveillance Radar Capability to Australian Defence Force

January 17, 2019

Woodside Barracks, South Australia – In September, SRC, Inc., successfully completed a demonstration of the AN/TPQ-49 radar performing counter-UAS and air surveillance missions for members of the Ground Based Air Defence and Radar Program of the Australian Defence Force.

The Australian Army has confirmed that it is investigating options for the development of a counter-UAS and air surveillance capability to help protect warfighters from hostile drones. Australia has already deployed multiple AN/TPQ-49 radars for counterfire missions. These AN/TPQ-49 radars are capable of being upgraded with SRC’s LSTAR® air surveillance software to provide drone air surveillance capabilities without needing to replace the radar hardware. This upgrade would give these existing radars advanced air surveillance and UAS detection capability to guard against emerging threats.

“This demonstration helped provide evidence to our Australian allies that they can perform these important missions without needing to replace hardware. It’s a cost-effective strategy that enhances capabilities of the Australian Defence Force,” said Paul G. Tremont, president and CEO of SRC. “We are proud to be supporting Australia with innovative technologies that help safeguard warfighters and defend important assets.”

SRC has multiple offices around the U.S. and Australia and is looking to fill more than 300 positions - particularly within the disciplines of systems engineering, software engineering, integration/test, field application support and program management.

About SRC

SRC, Inc. (@SRCDefense), a not-for-profit research and development company, combines information, science, technology and ingenuity to solve “impossible” problems in the areas of defense, environment and intelligence. Across our family of companies, we apply bright minds, fresh thinking and relentless determination to deliver innovative products and services that are redefining possible® for the challenges faced by America and its allies.

Since 1957, our commitment to the customer and the best solution — not the bottom line — has remained a core value that guides our efforts. This passion for quality carries through to the technologies we invent and manufacture, the laboratories and facilities we build, the people we hire, and communities where we work. Today, more than 1,300 engineers, scientists and professionals work together at SRC to protect our people, environment and way of life.

In 2016, SRC expanded to Australia, opening SRC Aus, with headquarters in Canberra and an office in Adelaide, to further support the Australian Defence Force. SRC Aus is helping to shape the future defence and intelligence enterprises that will support the Australian Defence Force and its allies — redefining possible® for the warfighter.


SRC's AN/TPQ-49 radar with LSTAR software in a rugged tan enclosure in front of a rugged desert landscape

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