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Surveillance capability key to Nova’s operational assurance support

Nova Wedgetail Test Team
Nova Systems (Nova) has recently established a Surveillance Program, with a focus on supporting the ADF and OEMs who are operating and supporting broad area air and space surveillance systems.
Nova understands the modern battlespace and the demands of the air traffic control environment. With 15 years’ experience supporting the ADF delivering operational outcomes in these spaces, Nova is committed to ensuring the best possible systems are in the hands of the operators who rely on them.
In that time, Nova has been providing support to the Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft (AEW&C) program for over a decade and is a key part of Airbus’ delivery of the Airport Surveillance Radar – Next Generation (ASR-NG) for the Fixed Defence Air Traffic Control Sensors. Nova’s support to the AEW&C program has included full conduct and reporting of the AEW&C Operational Test and Evaluation programs for both the Initial Operating Capability and Full Operating Capability milestones and support to ongoing capability realisation and capability assurance activities.
“Our team regularly flies on the AEW&C aircraft and deploys to exercises in support of the capability. In the air traffic control systems space, we currently support Airbus’ delivery of the AIR5431Ph2 Air Traffic Control radars,” Seamus Miller, Nova’s Surveillance Program Manager said.
“Our support includes provision of engineering, Verification and Validation (V&V), Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) and support systems specialists to de-risk delivery of the program.” As Surveillance Systems become increasingly data heavy and increasingly networked, Nova Systems is well positioned to provide full lifecycle support.
“Nova’s experience with complex networked systems, radars, communications systems, and large scale complex acceptance and operational test and evaluation activities means that we have the unique blend of skills and experience required to assure operational capability.
“The key to our focus on Surveillance Systems is our team of passionate, professional and uniquely experienced specialists. Our current team has significant experience both operating and supporting Surveillance and Control systems and as our market focus grows, we’ll be looking for more people with the right experience and the right attitude to help our customers succeed,” Seamus said.
Nova Systems has offices in Newcastle and throughout Australia, and more broadly operations in New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom and Norway.