DEWC Services and UNSW join forces to drive defence research

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South Australian-based company DEWC Services, a leading provider of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare (C4ISREW) solutions to Defence, has teamed up with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra to drive innovative research that will bolster Australia’s sovereign defence capabilities.

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding will enable DEWC Services to draw on the expertise of world-leading researchers at UNSW Canberra’s Capability Systems Centre to tackle complex defence-focused research problems across areas in Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare (ISREW).

The MoU signing follows the announcement of DEWC Services’ expansion into Canberra and will strengthen the company’s partnership with UNSW Canberra, which has a strong track record of delivering world-class research across defence, cyber security, Digital Engineering and artificial intelligence.

DEWC Services CEO Allan Dundas said the powerful research partnership will support priority areas recently identified in the Australian Government’s Defence Strategic Review and help DEWC Services deliver timely, relevant and future-focused solutions to Defence challenges.

“We are delighted to partner with UNSW Canberra to take advantage of their defence research expertise and forge a path to operationalise future discoveries to support Defence capability,” Dundas said.

“DEWC Services has a long history of success in supporting Defence on mission-critical projects in the fields of Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare. UNSW are leaders in the critical area of digital engineering and all aspects related to the capability lifecycle, including design, acquisition and sustainment. Together we share a strong commitment to finding high-quality and innovative solutions to Defence problems.”

DEWC Services principal EW consultant and Canberra research lead, Dr Aaron Matthews, said the research collaboration will enable the organisations to undertake discovery exercises focused on defence industry needs and demands, facilitate the exchanging of ideas and information, and support the integration of innovative research into Defence projects.

“This research collaboration will give our company deeper insight into future technologies which will form the core of new defence capability, as we work alongside researchers who have the ability to look deeply into the technologies and capabilities of the future,” Dr Matthews said.

UNSW Canberra Associate Professor Dr Sondoss EI Sawah said the partnership represents a strong commitment towards working collaboratively and exploring opportunities aimed at accelerating Australia’s Defence capabilities.

“The partnership between UNSW Canberra and DEWC Services is recognition of our complementary strengths and how we can work together to deliver better outcomes for Defence,” Dr EI Sawah said.

“UNSW Canberra has more than 50 years of service in research and education for Defence and is recognised internationally for its research excellence. As one of only three universities in the Security & Defence PLuS Alliance, the UNSW is at the forefront of defence and national security research.”

“The Capability Systems Centre has extensive research and education expertise in the area of digital engineering, which encompasses modern simulation, artificial intelligence, systems engineering, which is used for military, national security and defence applications.”