Rohde & Schwarz Australia Pty Ltd
Established 40 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz Australia provides innovative equipment and expertise in wireless communications, RF test & measurement, broadcast & media, aerospace & defence, cybersecurity and network technology.
The Rohde & Schwarz technology group develops, produces and markets a wide range of electronic capital goods with applications in test & measurement, secure communications, networks & cybersecurity and broadcast & media markets. In addition to its established business fields, Rohde & Schwarz has made substantial investments in future technologies such as artificial intelligence, the industrial internet of things (IIoT), 6G, cloud solutions and quantum technology.
Instigated by a requirement for the Australian Army, the local subsidiary was incorporated in 1981. Since then Rohde & Schwarz Australia has played a key role in transforming the country’s communications and security landscape with equipment and systems solutions used in applications from media and broadcast, aerospace, aviation, academia, defence and law enforcement to wireless, RF and mobile telecommunication networks.
In 1992 R&S Australia decided to invest in its NATA accredited laboratories which support the localisation of calibration and repair services in Australia. These labs now service over 90% of all technology/systems in operation across the Oceania region. In 2006 R&S Australia invested in its systems engineering design and development capabilities. And in 2012 this was followed by investment in the systems integration and environmental test laboratories in Sydney.
That same year the company delivered the first of three Transportable Air Operations Towers (TAOTs) to the Royal Australian Air Force as prime communication systems integrator. R&S Australia continues to support the capability and in 2022 delivered the first tranche of the TAOT mid-life upgrades.
The company has achieved great success integrating its advanced secure communications solutions into platforms of the Royal Australian Navy including the Hobart class guided missile destroyers, HMAS Choules, and the Evolved Cape Class Patrol Boats delivered into service from 2022 onwards. In that year R&S Australia was also selected by BAE Maritime Systems Australia to design and manufacture the Integrated Communications System for Navy’s Hunter Class Frigate Program, the largest contract win in the subsidiary’s 40 year history.
R&S Australia is also heavily engaged supporting both the civil and military air traffic control networks locally and regionally with the latest internet protocol based voice communications.
In the Land domain Rohde & Schwarz is a supplier and integrator of ITAR-free, modular, and regionally interoperable tactical communications solutions that ensure deployment capability in both stationary and mobile operation.
Managing Director: Gareth Evans
Director Capability, Design & Sustainment: Paul Barton
Director of Integrated Systems Solutions: Kieran McLaughlin
Head of Land Domain: Chris Phillips
Head of ATC/AD Solutions: Darren Ross
National Sales Manager: Richard Popple
Level 24, Westpac House, 91 King William St
Adelaide SA 5000
Tel: +61 8 7077 8300
Suite FF5, Level 1, Building A, 5 Grevillea Pl
Brisbane Airport QLD 4008
Tel: +61 7 3155 4900
Unit 41, 2 Deakin St
Deakin ACT 2600
Tel: +61 2 6245 0200
Suite 2, 2 Compark Ct
Mulgrave VIC 3170
Tel: +61 3 8544 8300
Rohde & Schwarz Australia maintains certification to ISO9001:2015. The Sydney calibration facility is accredited to ISO17025:2015.