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Media Article - German radars delivered for Australian air traffic control

Aug 14, 2018

Munich-based Hensoldt’s delivery of key ASR-NG air traffic control systems as part of the RAAF AIR 5431 Phase 2 is picking up steam, with the second final system completed in support of key nation-wide air traffic management upgrades.

AIR 5431 Phase 2 and the Fixed Defence Air Traffic Control Surveillance Sensors (FDATCSS) program has seen the Air Force purchase nine ASR-NG based FDATCSS and one Operational Maintenance Trainer (OMT).The installation poses particular challenges because the area covered comes close to the area of western Europe. Due to the location requirements for the final systems at two of the sites, two interim systems are being installed to provide the customer with continuous radar coverage while the legacy radars are removed and replaced in situ with the new Hensoldt solutions.Oakey near Brisbane, the second final system, now has completed site installation and joins East Sale, the first interim system, in the Gippsland of southern Victoria and Tindal, the first final system, which is installed in the far north of Australia.

All systems are now in the set-to-work phase, which will lead to site acceptance testing and then operations. Tindal is expected to be operational in November 2018. Nowra interim is currently being installed at the Naval Air Station Nowra (part of HMAS Albatross in NSW). Additionally, the OMT has just ‘powered-on’ at the RAAF training facility at RAAF Base Amberley near Brisbane. In the project execution, Hensoldt is working together with Australian partners IE-Asia Pacific and Nova Systems.

The proposed facilities include a requirement for new or refurbished air traffic control towers and airfield systems complex facilities to house the new air traffic management system, sensor equipment buildings to support new sensors, working accommodation to house operational maintenance trainers for both Phase 2 and Phase 3 to support technical training, and upgrading the School of Air Traffic Control to support the training of joint battlefield airspace control officers.Hensoldt supplies customers all over the world with air traffic control and identification solutions for military and civilian applications. Among others, the company has equipped the German Armed Forces’ airfields with the ASR-S (Airport Surveillance Radar, S-Band) airport surveillance radar and is delivering a complete approach control system for the military airfields in Switzerland.Different versions of its new ASR-NG radar are under contract by Canada and the UK. The MSSR 2000 I secondary radar is deployed for military friend-or-foe identification by the naval forces of Germany, France, Norway and Finland.



14 AUGUST 2018

By: Stephen Kuper


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Image – Hensoldt’s ASR-NG at Oakey Army Aviation Centre near Brisbane (Source Hensoldt)

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Media Release - Nova Systems consortium with AGI OneSky awarded funding for UAV Package Delivery

Aug 1, 2018

A consortium led by Nova Systems in close collaboration with OneSky, a business unit of Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI), has been awarded funding from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore and the Ministry of Transport, to develop technological capabilities in UAV Traffic Management (UTM) and UAV based package delivery in urban environments.

The funding was awarded as a result of the consortium’s submission to a Call-for-Proposal (CFP) seeking to develop systems and technologies to enable the innovative and wide-ranging use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Singapore’s urban environment.

Nova System’s proposal, in collaboration with AGI OneSky, Nanyang Technological University’s Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI), M1 Limited and Scout Aerial, includes the following elements:

  • Implementation and configuration of OneSky’s UTM prototype suitable for Singapore
  • A suite of trials to ultimately demonstrate a wide-scale, BVLOS (beyond-visual-line-of-sight), multi-UAV, multi-site product delivery demonstration with other leading industry partners.
  • Research and development in enabling areas such modelling and analysis of network coverage, applying communications, and surveillance (CNS) principles for route design. These will provide insights to the maturation of the OneSky UTM system, enabling beneficial use of UAS in Singapore.


Managing Director of Nova Systems Singapore – Ryan Lee said, ‘We have been working with smart businesses and progressive government agencies to tackle the problems of tomorrow, such as operating UAS’ in limited airspace and urban environments. With this funding, we are delighted to be focusing on enabling the innovative use of UAS’ in Singapore’s urban environment and look forward to working closely with CAAS to advance the UAS industry in Singapore.

The project will run from 1 October.



Nova Systems – Global technology enabler, successfully assisting clients to deliver and support highly complex capabilities and systems. With over 500 specialist consultants through Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway and the UK, Nova Systems has significant expertise in system integration and supporting military and civil sector UAV and UTM test and evaluation, safety case development, planning, and trial management. Nova Systems maintains a significant body of expertise in datalinks and cyber and is currently supporting a major Australian company in its efforts to incorporate the IoT in its business practices and architecture.

Analytical Graphics, Inc (AGI) – provides software for designing, developing and operating missions within the aerospace and national security communities. AGI’s OneSky business unit supports safe and efficient UAS flights including beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) through the application of proven analysis and decision support capabilities.

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI)NTU is ranked as one of the top universities in Asia and the world, offering significant research capabilities in robotics and UAS traffic management.  ATMRI was established in collaboration with CAAS as Singapore’s first institute  dedicated to R&D in air traffic management.

M1 Limited – M1 is Singapore’s most vibrant and dynamic communications company, providing mobile and fixed services to over 2 million customers. Since the launch of commercial services in 1997, M1 has achieved many firsts, including the first operator to offer nationwide 4G service, as well as ultra high-speed fixed broadband, fixed voice and other services on the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network (NGNBN). With a continual focus on network quality, customer service, value and innovation, M1 links anyone and anything; anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit

Scout Aerial – Scout Aerial is Australia’s leading provider of Remote Sensing and Geospatial solutions with an industry reputation for performance, quality and reliability.


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Nova Group places in the 2018 Most Innovative Companies List

Jul 31, 2018

Nova Group – Nova Systems parent brand – is delighted to announce today that for the sixth time, the company has placed in the Most innovative Companies in Australia, 2018.

Nova Group ranked 84th on the overall list, from over 1000 nominated organisations across Australia and New Zealand.

The prestigious annual list, published by The Australian Financial Review, is based on a rigorous assessment process managed by Australia’s leading innovation consultancy, Inventium, in conjunction with a panel of industry expert judges. The full Top 100 list can be viewed here.

Nova Group’s submission came from a combination of experiences working with clients to develop smart city solutions, specifically Autonomous Air Traffic Management. Through a series of trials, including the most complex and advance drone trial ever completed in Australia, Nova Group can now independently test and evaluate technologies that are safe and efficient to a level acceptable by regulators.

Jon Couldrick, Nova Group Innovation Manager said, “This year’s award is a culmination of 3 years work developing our idea into a viable offering that has the ability to advise regulators and governments on the safety of multi-drone operations.”

Nova Group’s approach to solving this technology-controlled problem, has led to governments and regulators throughout South East Asia and Europe applying the lessons learned to their own unique set of challenges.

‘I’m really proud of our team that have worked on this solution. We are now positioned with NASA, and the FAA (Federal aviation Administration) to be setting regulatory expectations across the globe.” Jon said.

“The field of entrants for the 2018 AFR Most Innovative Companies list is the highest quality we have seen in seven years of judging the list. Making the 2018 list is a massive achievement and signals that the organisation is not only producing highly impactful innovations, but also has a sustainable approach to growth.”  Dr Amantha Imber, CEO Inventium said.

The Australian Financial Review Most Innovative Companies list (previously the BRW Most Innovative Com­panies list) is now in its seventh year. The list ranks the most innovative organisations in Australia and New Zealand, and is the only national, cross-industry list of its kind. The list is judged and compiled by Inventium – Australia’s leading innovation consultancy. Inventium uses a unique, scientifically proven approach to help organisations grow through innovation. In 2018, the list comprised of a Top 100, compiled from over 1000 nomi­nations.

Nova Group acts as the parent company for international technology enabler Nova Systems, civil aerospace engineering firm GVH Aerospace, Geospatial firm Geoplex, and software as a service firm two10degrees.


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Nova Systems is proud to support the Women’s Royal Australian Navy Rugby Team

Jul 30, 2018

The Royal Australian Navy and French Navy engaged in a fierce battle in Sydney with the visitors claiming victory. The marine women’s rugby tour is part of an awareness campaign for gender equality in the workplace, as shown on Australia news network SBS.

View the full game below.



Nova Systems proud to support Royal Australian Navy Rugby Union

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Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Jun 26, 2018

Nova Systems will be making a significant leap into the future this Summer by having its biggest ever display at the Farnborough International Airshow from 16th to the 20th of July.

Showcasing its trials helicopter G-NSYS outside the entrance to Hall 4 (with some interesting equipment attached), nova will also have a bigger and more imposing stand at 4A2 where potential customers will be able to meet the team.  Featuring an integral meeting room this will certainly be a great place to come if you want to rest your feet and chat through the wide ranging Aerospace offer that Nova Systems can deliver.

Notably Nova will share the stand with our sister Part21 company, GVH Aerospace, who will also be showing off their AeroStretcher fitted to G-NSYS.

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