Zimbabwe: Scientists from Malaysia and South Africa are working together for research and development (R&D) of advanced radar and sensor technologies, and electronic and network-centric warfare systems. The South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the National Defence University of Malaysia (NDUM) have signed a memorandum of agreement that paves the way for the establishment in Malaysia of a joint Centre of Excellence for Advanced Defence Technologies, specializing in radar and sensor technologies.
Research into radar and sensor technology will focus on imaging and related technologies, such as target identification; advanced search and track; beam steering and active-phased array research; synthetic aperture radars; persistent wide-area surveillance on land, sea and air targets; and software modeling and simulation. “This collaboration will support national capability development in Malaysia in the areas of radar and sensors, electronic warfare and network-centric warfare through the platform of NDUM. NDUM is honored to work with the CSIR, which is internationally recognized as a research-and-development organisation with expertise in the fields of defense and security. We are confident that this strategic partnership will lead to other spinoffs in the defense and security services sector,” said Gen Tan Sri Dato Seri Panglima Haji Zulkifli bin Haji Zainal Abidin, NDUM’s Vice Chancellor.
Source: Defense news