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EM Solutions secures multiple project wins with Australian Department of Defence

(2 September 2019 - EM Solutions) EM Solutions, the Brisbane, Australia-based technology developer of innovative microwave and on-the-move radio and satellite products, has been awarded two contracts from the Australian Department of Defence Innovation Hub to develop next-generation satellite ground terminal capability.

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(courtesy: EM Solutions)

The first is an AUD$ 1.9M contract to develop a low-profile, flat panel antenna satellite communications terminal. Based on a novel low cost ‘leaky-wave’ antenna developed in concert with researchers at the University of Queensland, this system is intended to provide improved communications capability from land, air or sea platforms to any satellite.

In the same announcement from the Australian Minister for Defence Industry, the company was also awarded an AUD$ 5.8M contract to continue its development of a ruggedised satellite communications terminal for potential deployment on current and future Royal Australian Navy vessels. This project aims to deliver a prototype communications terminal for testing and demonstration.

The AUD$ 7.7M in contract value awarded to EM Solutions is part of the latest tranche of 15 contracts valued at more than AUD$28 million awarded to Australian small businesses who are developing cutting-edge technologies aimed at providing the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with a capability edge.

EM Solutions CEO Dr. Rowan Gilmore said “These contract awards further strengthen our collaboration with the both the Royal Australian Navy and the ADF’s Joint Capability Group, and demonstrates their confidence in the existing Cobra systems we have already installed on their patrol boats and frigates. We are delighted that these latest awards will enable us to continue to develop leading edge communications systems tailored to their specific requirements”.

About EM Solutions

EM Solutions is a leader in the design and manufacture of products that assist in the delivery of real-time voice, data, and multimedia anywhere in the world.

Employing a team of specialist engineers at its head office in Brisbane, Australia, EM Solutions design and supply leading-edge satellite and microwave communication technology for customers in the global Defense and Maritime industries, as well as Broadcasting and Telecommunications sectors.

Over the last 15 years EM Solutions has built a customer base of more than 200 of the world’s largest system integrators and telecommunication companies, delivering high-quality products and service.