DEWC and J3Seven create Project OWLS
2 June 2021
Veteran owned companies, DEWC Systems and J3Seven’s latest commercial collaboration, dubbed Project OWLS, will address mission critical challenges that our war fighters encounter in the battlefield.
Both J3Seven and DEWC Systems will leverage on their company’s experience and expertise to develop a novel solution that will improve the soldiers’ situational awareness increasing their survivability while fulfilling their mission.
DEWC Systems, a South Australian company, designs and prototypes leading edge Electronic Warfare (EW) technologies and applications for Defence and industry customers.
In recent times, DEWC Systems have honed its capabilities in sensor miniaturisation and communications technologies through the development of the Miniaturised Orbital Electronic Sensor System (MOESS) and the successful launch of the DEWC-SP1 micro sensor package on board the first commercial space capable rocket from Australian soil.
Project OWLS leverages on DEWC’s expertise in the field of electronic warfare and the successes of the MOESS and DEWC-SP1 projects. Their role in the partnership is to identify initiatives to improve and extend the use of the sensor technologies developed to support J3Seven’s personal CBRNE devices.
“DEWC Systems has developed a strong reputation for innovation,” said DEWC Systems Chief Executive Officer Ian Spencer.
“We were the first Australian company to launch a payload on a space capable rocket from Australian soil which helped lead Australia into the Space 4.0 era. We are excited to be able combine these skills with the first-hand battlefield experience of J3Seven to deliver this important capability.”
J3Seven is a leading Australian veteran-owned and operated company that provides world-class protection through cutting-edge CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radioactive, Nuclear and Explosion) equipment and exploitation products, training and maintenance to the Defence, national security and first responders.
Having developed the world’s first mobile radiation detection system, RANID, J3Seven is internationally regarded as an innovative systems integrator.
RANID allows operators, commanders and scientist real-time, quantifiable spectral analysis anywhere in the world with reach-back to Australian laboratories.
“Utilising our soldier system expertise and our real-world battlefield experience, J3Seven will develop the technical solution and prototype for Project OWLS intrinsic to developing this unique and sovereign capability will be connecting it into the land-space domain,” said Gareth Molnar, CEO J3Seven.
“We are delighted to be collaborating with the team at DEWC Systems to keep Australian soldiers future ready.”
Together, utilising research and development in laboratory and simulation environments, J3Seven and DEWC Systems intend to create an industry leading device that better supports soldiers and first responders whilst increasing their survivability.
Find out more at www.dewc.com