Australia’s DEWC acquires local firm to boost EW capability

22 May 2019

DEWC Systems, a specialist in electronic warfare (EW) technologies based in South Australia, has acquired local company Associated Electronic Services (AES), which is involved in software development, electronics, and engineering for defence and aerospace.

In announcing the acquisition, Defence SA, a South Australia government agency, said the acquisition will support DEWC Systems’ efforts to commercialise its research and development activity in defence and space sectors. Terms of the transaction were not revealed.

Ian Spencer, director of DEWC Systems, said, “In acquiring AES, DEWC Systems is able to combine DEWC pedigree in electronic warfare operations and engineering with AES’ legacy in advanced electronic engineering, miniaturised design, prototyping, and manufacturing.”

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