What started as an EW consulting company 10 years ago, DEWC Services grew from strength to strength by providing the Australian Defence Force, Department of Defence, and their allies, with operational support, acquisition and research consultancy services.
With significant demand for EW expertise across the Defence Capability Life Cycle, DEWC supported the establishment of two separate companies in 2018; the School of Information Operations (SOIO), which provides training to the next generation of IW specialists, and ‘Asension’ (formerly DEWC Systems) which provides design, development and manufacture of bespoke electronic communication, control systems and sensor packages.
DEWC Services continues to provide “above the line" consultancy services with their proven expertise and highly regarded collaborative approach providing a mission critical resource and partner of choice for Defence.
Delivering specialist capabilities for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, Joint EW sub-program, Army Counter IED, Airborne Countermeasures Development and Validation, and the Naval MH-60R helicopter, DEWC Services has built a reputation of trust, expertise and professionalism.
While these projects gained noteworthy acclaim, DEWC Services CEO Allan Dundas maintains a clear focus on the growing the depth and breadth of critical expertise to ensure DEWC Services continues to provide the ADF with contemporary and timely electronic warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability support.
‘DEWC Services is the leader in provision of electronic warfare services to the Department of Defence. That’s our vision, it’s that simple,’ Allan said.
‘We’ve doubled year on year for the past few years and there's really no limit to where we can go…aiming to guard against future geopolitical uncertainty and solve the growing set of complex challenges Defence is throwing our way.’
One of those challenges is reflected in DEWC Services’ support to the Wedgetail Project AIR5077 Phase 6 mid-life upgrade, providing enhancements to mission systems and sensors.
‘DEWC Services is providing expertise with a team of ADF veterans, engineers and systems experts in the signals intelligence, survivability and mission data capabilities.’
‘We’re taking advantage of advancements in technology…working on aspects such as system requirements and design, system evaluation, concept of operations development, testing and acceptance support of the new capabilities.’
Since its introduction into service, the Wedgetail has distinguished itself as a high performing capability on operations and exercises, flying over 350 missions and 4400 hours in support of Australia and coalition partners.
The AIR5077 Phase 6 upgrade is designed to keep the Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) capability operationally effective through to the conclusion of its service.
‘This project ensures the Wedgetail can operate effectively and efficiently within the 5th generation battlespace while maintaining continued interoperability with Australian allies.’
‘DEWC Services’ goal is to ensure timely delivery of a significantly enhanced AEW&C capability to the ADF, allowing it to operate effectively in the emerging threat environment.’
Established over a decade ago, Allan credits DEWC Services continued success to an unwavering passion for EW and values driven leadership with a team of high performing people including many ADF veterans striving to deliver effective Defence outcomes in the nation’s best interests.
‘We've got a very strong culture and great team of people with a shared sense of purpose, who want to contribute to Australia's success in the electromagnetic battle space and ensure our Defence Force members come home safely to their families.’