29th September 2022 – Adelaide, South Australia – Silentium Defence, the leaders in passive radar today announced that Anthony Kittel, South Australian entrepreneur, CEO of REDARC Electronics and founder of REDARC Defence & Space has joined its board of directors.
Kittel joins alongside Chair, Kim Scott as a non-executive director and brings more than 25 years’ experience in successfully scaling products and services businesses to the board.
Dr James Palmer, CEO Silentium Defence said of the appointment, “REDARC is one of South Australia’s best examples of critical capability delivered to Defence, consumer, and commercial customers via an innovative, homegrown business.
“We are thrilled to access Anthony’s experience at this stage in our own growth journey and to leverage it to further accelerate our strategy to deliver world-class passive radar systems at scale, both locally and into international markets.”
In his board position, Mr Kittel will oversee design and implementation of the company strategy and support the team in its growth ambitions.
He said of his appointment, “I recognise in Silentium, the team and technology required to give our ADF an edge in what is a fast evolving and challenging geopolitical and operational environment.
“Sustained situational awareness, quality sovereign data, and 100 per cent custody of Australian skies has never been more critical. Silentium is the only company in the world using passive radar to deliver that capability, and I’m proud to play a part in helping to ensure its potential is realised in full.”
As of September 2022, Silentium has more than $11 million in Defence contracts under management and passive radar systems in various stages of trial across Army, Navy, and Air Force. The company is a key contributor to priority national programs including AIR6500 and the Modernisation of Maritime Electronic Warfare program.
The team has more than 60 full and part-time employees across multiple facilities and is targeting 40 per cent year-on-year growth over the next five years.
Dr Palmer said, “We have proven the value of our passive radar capability for Defence, and our pipeline is strong. Now is the time to scale our team and operations to deliver that capability at the volume and quality our customers expect and need.”
About Silentium Defence
Silentium Defence is a global leader in the design and deployment of complex passive radar surveillance systems for high end customers. An Australian owned and operated Small to Medium Enterprise we provide the products and solutions that deliver improved situational awareness and increase survivability for Australia’s Defence Forces, its allies and civil surveillance customers. Our unique products allow customers to detect without compromise and act with confidence. To learn more visit https://www.silentiumdefence.com.au/