Adelaide, South Australia – 13th October 2023 – Silentium Defence, the leaders in passive radar today announced its first US sales of the MAVERICK M8 passive radar system, and establishment of a US entity.

A key milestone in its global growth strategy, the US entity will enable Silentium to provide responsive customer engagement, and capitalise on recent momentum across the Defence, national security, and intelligence sectors.

Dr James Palmer, CEO Silentium Defence said, “this is an exciting moment, not just for Silentium, but for Australia’s Defence export industry.

“To see uniquely Australian developed capability in the hands of US customers is proof we can build true sovereign advantage locally, for global export and application.”

The MAVERICK M8 passive radar is Silentium’s lightweight, ruggedised, soldier portable system for land tactical surveillance.

Used in a range of scenarios from counter-uncrewed aircraft system surveillance to force protection, and integrated air and missile defence, the MAVERICK M8 has been well received in both US and United Kingdom test and evaluation activities.

Simon Palumbo, Co-Founder and CXO, Silentium Defence said “our team recently demonstrated our MAVERICK passive radar systems to potential end-users at this year’s Exercise Trident Spectre in the United States.

“Off the back of strong interest at DSEI in London, we are now heading to AUSA in Washington to demonstrate the advantage our MAVERICK M8 delivers in tactical surveillance scenarios.

“To have achieved this level of engagement with our systems, from the soldier portable variant right up to the MAVERICK S-series for surveillance of space in just over six years since we established Silentium, is proof of both solid product-market fit and confidence in Australian capability development.”

Silentium Defence was founded in late 2016 and has grown to more than 60 full and part-time employees across three facilities in Adelaide, South Australia, and multiple states.

Passive radar is a complimentary technology to active radar systems. It provides the same information picture to detect and track objects in an environment, but it does not emit a signal, is completely covert in operation, and doesn’t highlight the user’s presence, increasing situational awareness and survivability.

Silentium Defence is the only company in the world delivering passive radar at commercial scale for surveillance of sea, air, land, and space.

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Media Contact: Kate Hines,, +61 413 070 925

About Silentium Defence  

Silentium Defence is a global leader in passive radar systems for tactical and strategic surveillance. A disruptive technology, designed and developed in Australia, Silentium’s MAVERICK passive radars enable customers to ‘see without being seen’ across sea, air, land, and space. Fast, safe, and cost effective to deploy, Silentium’s radars have no electromagnetic signature, are covert in operation, easily adapt to mission requirements and provide an undeniable advantage in any domain. Situational awareness, anytime, anywhere, to protect what matters. Learn more:

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