REDARC expands Australian defence industry presence

A new South Australian-based Defence company, REDARC Defence Systems, has been established by the owner and managing director of REDARC Electronics, Anthony Kittel.

Since first exploring the defence market in 2015, REDARC has been demonstrating its capabilities in advanced design and manufacturing to meet the demands of defence. The first five years have seen the company gain a greater recognition in the industry.

Now with a growing defence team and a growing list of defence partnerships, the company said it was time to establish REDARC Defence Systems, an entity that will advance its defence portfolio.

Established in 1979, REDARC Electronics is an Australian, privately-owned, advanced manufacturer supplying patented solutions to the Australian and international heavy commercial and defence vehicle sectors.

REDARC Defence Systems has been set up to meet the growing needs of the Australian Defence market for wholly Australian-owned defence medium-sized enterprises that can foster the development of intellectual property in Australia.

Kittel said, “We recognise that there is a real requirement for fully Australian-owned medium level enterprises to meet the needs of the defence market, and the launch of REDARC Defence Systems allows us to provide a dedicated team of experts for our defence customers globally.”

REDARC Defence Systems is currently supported by three dedicated staff including two veterans, Mike Hartas, REDARC Defence Systems account manager and newly appointed industrial designer Ryan Kelly. Peter Serdar, a defence industry expert with over 20 years’ experience, fulfils the role of defence operations manager.

Kelly said, “As a veteran, it is great to be able to leverage my years of experience with the Australian Defence Force. I am proud to be a part of REDARC Defence Systems. This role gives me the opportunity to continue my involvement in defence and I have enjoyed being able to grow my skills in industrial design.”

REDARC Defence Systems will continue its involvement with the major international defence trade shows through Team Defence Australia.

Hartas stated, “Attendance at trade shows in Australia and overseas has proven to be effective. Our presence at events such as Eurosatory 2018, DSEI 2017 and 2019, and AUSA 2019 has grown our Defence exports.

“While each event takes significant preparation, the reward is seeing our customers’ confidence in our proven solutions. I look forward to the Team Defence Australia shows in 2020.”