Australia begins search for personal ECM

The Australian military has launched the RfP for a new personal electronic countermeasures (ECM) system.

In the document, the Australian Ministry of Defense called for industrial solutions to help it explore next-generation technologies that would allow the development of a personal ECM system.

This order will be the third tranche in Earth 154 Phase 4 a project that will introduce joint equipment to combat IEDs and joint equipment for explosion hazards from 2020-26.

The RfP Challenge Statement, published on August 16, said it acknowledged that “due to its very limited size, weight and power [SWaP] considerations in the context of the rapidly evolving …