Adelaide, South Australia – 29th August 2023 – Silentium Defence, the leaders in passive radar have welcomed the Commonwealth’s announcement of the winning bidder for the AIR6500 Phase 1 Project.

Dr James Palmer, CEO, Silentium Defence said in response to the announcement, “we would like to congratulate Lockheed Martin Australia on their success in this process and look forward to working with them to deliver this critical capability for the nation.

“We are extremely proud to see Silentium’s MAVERICK passive radar sensors integrated as a key component of Lockheed Martin’s winning bid.

“A disruptive technology, our passive radar sensors provide an undeniable advantage for the ADF and its allies – the ability to see without being seen from ground to space.

“This is a critical program for Australia, and are we are excited to be a part of it.

“We would also like to acknowledge both bidders for their genuine commitment to engaging Australian industry as part of this process and solution.

“Through collaboration and early engagement, the AIR6500 bid process has demonstrated the depth and breadth of capability across Australia’s Defence industry.

“More than that, it has demonstrated capability and readiness of Australia’s SME community to step-up and deliver true sovereign advantage and world-leading technologies.

“Silentium Defence is thrilled to be a part of this important program for Defence, and we are already underway with the skills and team to deliver.”

Silentium Defence is a world leader in design and delivery of passive radar sensors for covert situational awareness. Passive radar provides the same information picture as active radar systems, but it doesn’t emit a signal, create a radiation hazard, or highlight the user’s presence, making it quicker, safer and more cost effective to deploy.

Silentium’s passive radars are in various stages of trial and use across Army, Navy, Air Force and commercially, and both domestically and internationally.

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

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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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