Thousands of missions build success

Raytheon Australia trains the nation's defenders for electronic warfare


A Raytheon Australia Lear 35A jet, delivering electronic warfare training for the Australian Defence Force.

In the invisible battlefield of the electromagnetic spectrum, practice makes perfect.

Raytheon Australia’s Electronic Warfare Training Service has conducted countless hours of experimentation and evaluation trials, radar jamming and deception, communications denial and deception, and detailed radar threat simulations; all the skills needed for electronic warfare.

Two Raytheon-owned Lear 35A jets, the heart of the company's Electronic Warfare Training Service, deliver real-world simulations, testing and training services for the Royal Australian Navy and Australian Defence Force. And the jets have been busy, racking up more than 2,500 successful missions to date.

“Electronic warfare will play an increasingly critical role in the battlespace of the future,” said Michael Ward, managing director of Raytheon Australia. “For the past 16 years, we have pushed the limits of electronic warfare training and simulation for only one reason: to keep the our nation and its defenders safe”.

In the past two years alone, Raytheon Australia and the Commonwealth have jointly invested more than $5 million to upgrade EWTS capabilities. Raytheon’s EW mission system is designed and manufactured for expansion and upgradability, so the system can stay ahead of emerging threats to Australia’s national security.

“Partnering with industry to harness the full power of the electromagnetic spectrum is essential to compete – and win – in tomorrow’s battlespace,” said Jim Gardener, general manager of Joint Battlespace Systems for Raytheon Australia.

Working with Raytheon Company, Raytheon Australia employs advanced technologies available through Australia’s strong alliance with the United States.  This enables interoperability with allies, ensuring Australia’s EWTS will deliver real-world training scenarios and services time and time again.