CEA Technologies

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CEA Technologies Pty Limited
Industry Defense, Electronic design, Radar, Communications, Coastal surveillance
Founded Canberra
Founder Ian Croser
David Gaul
Headquarters Canberra
Area served
Products phased array radar
missile guidance
integrated communications
antenna systems
Number of employees
260 (2009)
Website CEA Technologies

CEA Technologies is an Australian defence contractor that primarily supplies the Royal Australian Navy. The company was established in 1983.[1]


CEA Technologies was established in 1983, founded by two retired Royal Australia Navy (RAN) personnel, Ian Croser and David Gaul. Employing over 400 employees, it is Australia’s largest majority owned Defence Company. CEA specialises in the design, development and manufacture of radar and communications systems for civil and military applications.[1][2] In 2016 Ian Croser was the inaugural recipient of the Australian Naval Institute McNeil Prize presented to an individual from Australian industry who has made an outstanding contribution to the capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy.[3]

Products and services[edit]

CEA researches, develops, and manufactures:[4]

Company information[edit]

CEA Technologies' main building


The head office (headquarters) of CEA Technologies is located in Fyshwick, Australian Capital Territory. Currently the head office is located in three separate but linked buildings, CEA is expanding to build a fourth building on the adjacent block.[5]


Approximately one third of the staff are engineers covering all necessary disciplines needed to design and develop leading edge radar and military grade communications products. A skilled production group produce printed circuit board (PCB) assemblies and mechanical assemblies in small to medium production runs.


In addition to the administration and engineering offices and laboratories, the buildings also house a small manufacturing and assembly facility, and an indoor antenna test facility (ATF). A mobile outdoor antenna test facility is used to support field testing and proving of radar and antenna systems.

CEA also has facilities/offices in Adelaide, South Australia, Melbourne, Victoria, Perth, Western Australia, and San Diego, California.[6]

Major programs[edit]

CEA is providing the CEAFAR Active Phased Array Radar and CEAMOUNT Active Phased Array Illuminator as part of the Anti-Ship Missile Defense (ASMD) upgrade to the RAN's ANZAC class frigate. It is listed as one of the Top 30 Defence Materiel Organisation(DMO) projects.[7][8]

CEA has provided integrated communications systems to the Armidale class patrol boat. [9]

CEA originally supplied and now supports vessel traffic service systems to several sites around Australia and internationally.


  1. ^ a b "CEA Technologies". industry.nsw.gov.au. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "CEA Technologies - Company Profile". CEA Technologies. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  3. ^ http://navalinstitute.com.au/ian-croser-inventor-of-cea-family-of-naval-radars-honoured-by-ani/
  4. ^ "CEA Technologies - Products and Services". CEA Technologies. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "CEA Technologies Pty Limited - Team Australia summary". 29 July 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  6. ^ "CEA Technologies: Contact Us". Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  7. ^ "SEA 1448 Phases 2A/2B – ANZAC Class Anti-Ship Missile Defence (ASMD)". Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  8. ^ Nicholson, Larissa (13 December 2012). "CEA's Defence support deal". Canberra Times. AAP. Retrieved 30 January 2016. 
  9. ^ "SEA 1444 - Armidale Class Patrol Boat". Retrieved 8 November 2010. 

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