REDARC Defence Systems


Global Defense partners in power sensing, control and vetronics




Welcome to REDARC Defence Systems


REDARC offers a blend of commercial off the-shelf, modified off-the-shelf and customised and build-to-print electronic solutions that improve the capability, safety and flexibility of a variety of defense vehicles and applications. We have supplied battery monitoring and power management solutions to defense vehicles around the globe. As an Australian-owned and operated design-to manufacture business we are uniquely positioned to support your specific defense requirements, both now and in the future.




"Overall, our experience with REDARC was extremely positive and we look forward to working with them again on another program.” – Andre Pesko, Procurement Officer, BAE Systems Australia.

“We were provided a solution [REDARC Thermal Signature Enhancement Kit] by industry and we’ve developed a really strong relationship with those contractors.” Major Tony Mumford, SO2, Joint Fires at Army.


40-year history


Established in 1979, REDARC Electronics Pty Ltd (REDARC) is an Australian, privately-owned, advanced manufacturer successfully supplying patented solutions to the Australian and international heavy commercial and defense vehicle sectors.

Since first entering the defense market in 2015, REDARC have been clearly demonstrating their capabilities in advanced design and manufacturing to meet the demands of defense.  With a growing defense team and a growing list of defense partnerships, REDARC established REDARC Defence Systems Pty Ltd in 2019, an entity that will advance their defense portfolio and present REDARC’s advanced cradle to grave electronics capability to the defense market globally.

Having spent 25 years working with heavy vehicle original equipment manufacturers, REDARC have become world class leaders in product innovation ensuring an industry leading level of service to both manufacturers and end users alike.

With over 250 years combined experience in their engineering department, a purpose-built design and manufacturing facility and a hand-picked production team, REDARC has the capability to conceptualise, design, test and manufacture products from smart relays to complex electronics.

Over 30 staff are solely focused on design innovation, with up to 15% of revenue reinvested in Research and Development. Having spent over 25 years working with heavy vehicle original equipment manufacturers, REDARC have become world class leaders in product innovation ensuring an industry leading level of service to both manufacturers and end users alike.




Our advanced manufacturing and surface-mount technology capabilities include:

  • Column Grid Array PCB assembly
  • Circuit design and advanced PCB layout
  • Embedded microprocessor software development
  • Modern surface mount and selective through-hole PCB loading
  • Silicon potting and automated conformal coating
  • EMC, EMI, ESD, thermal and environmental testing
  • Integrated Logistic Support Planning and Management
  • Engineering Documentation to Defense Standards
  • Whole of life support (15 years after end of production)




Defense centric engineering and manufacturing processes



Defense partnerships and projects




15 July 2020

Abaco Systems

REDARC Defence Systems is pleased to enter into a partnership with Abaco Systems, inc. Each company brings complementary strengths and capabilities to the military aerospace (Mil Aero) market. 


16 March 2020

Kongsberg Australia

REDARC Defence Systems have been named as a partner for Kongsberg Defence Australia manufacturing electro mechanical assemblies for Land 19 Ph7B. 

7 February 2020

Australian Department of Defence

REDARC Defence Systems are the prime contractor to the Australian Department of Defence providing high fidelity land-based threat emulators. 


27 July 2018

BAE Systems Australia

REDARC has been selected as an SME partner to BAE Systems Australia who successfully won the bid on the SEA5000 Future Frigates project. As part of BAE’s commitment to the Australian Government, 9 new frigates known as the ‘Hunter Class’ will be built by ASC Shipbuilding at the company's facility in Osborne, South Australia with work due to commence in 2020. 


9 May 2018

MARL International

REDARC signed an MOU with Britain’s MARL International to manufacture and support the LED lighting solutions that will go onto the frigates. 




  • Army - Thermal Signature Enhancement Kit (RTSEK)
  • Army - Multi Aspect Threat Emulation Systems (MATES)
  • Land 106 – M113AS4
  • Land 116 – Bushmaster
  • Land 121 Ph.3A – G-Wagon
  • Land 121 Ph.3B – HX Truck
  • Land 121 Ph.4 – Hawkei
  • Land 400 Ph.2 – CRV
  • Land 19 Ph.7B - Tranche 1
  • 6 – JORN Mid Life Upgrade
  • SEA1654 – Supply Ship
  • SEA 5000 - Future Frigates
  • SEA 1000 - Future Submarine Program


Defense systems facilities and Industry 4.0


REDARC completed a major facility upgrade in 2018, which has seen new state-of-the-art testing and validation equipment purchased. It has seen an additional 2,000sqm of advanced manufacturing space added to the Lonsdale facility.

In addition to this facility expansion, in 2017 REDARC joined other leading Defense focused organisations by relocating our specialty engineering and innovation capabilities to a new purpose-built facility in the Williamtown Aerospace Centre, Technology Place in Williamtown.

This has further enhanced our Defense relationships and allowed us to remain firmly entrenched in the Defense industry, providing further capacity to improve and increase our offerings in an agile and responsive manner.


Industry 4.0


REDARC Electronics undertake Dassault Systèmes' education program to develop Industry 4.0 and digital supply chain skills to meet the requirements for supplying tier one Defense companies on upcoming naval shipbuilding and submarine opportunities.



Defense awards and certifications 





DTC Teaming Award 2019

In 2019, REDARC's collaboration with fellow SME's won the Defence Teaming Centre's 2019 Teaming Award for the RTSEK project supplied to the Australian Army. 


DTC Resilient and Adaptive Award 2019

REDARC is delighted to have won the Defence Teaming Centre’s 2018 Resilient and Adaptive Award, which is awarded to an SME that has a strong history and has shown a strong commitment to transformation, sustainability and innovation. 


Certifications and recognition


REDARC has been ISO9001 compliant since August 1996, as well as ISO14001 since January of 2008. We have just completed triennial audits and upgrades to the latest ISO 2015 standards and been recognised as being SC21 supply chain compliant in the aerospace and defense sector. The REDARC factory is also approved to UNECE Reg 10 Conformity of Production (CoP) and holds an E-Mark EU automotive grade product.



For further information about REDARC Defence Systems contact our head office



REDARC Electronics was established in 1979. In recent years, two new brands have joined the REDARC stable – Hummingbird Electronics in 2015 and REDARC Defence Systems in 2019 to form REDARC Group (REDARC). In 2020 the Company founded the REDARC Corporation in the USA. The Company specialises in GPS monitoring products, sensors, battery power conversion and management systems, safety devices and electronic brake controllers. Their products can be found on vehicles used in emergency services, defence and mining, and recreational vehicles such as 4WDs, caravans and camper trailers globally. REDARC take their domestically proven products from Australia to Canada, USA, Mexico, Europe, New Zealand, the Middle East, South Korea and South Africa.