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Mr Andrew Ford is a Senior EW Systems Engineer and Project Manager with BAE Systems Australia. Andrew has 25 year experience in EW from both the operational and industry perspectives and holds a Master’s degree in Military System Integration through the Defence and Systems Institute, University of South Australia.

Andrew joined the RAAF in 1990 and served 6 years with No.11 Squadron, Maritime Patrol Group as an Airborne Electronics Analyst accumulating 1900 flying hours on the P-3C Orion. Subsequently, Andrew was posted to EW Squadron (now Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Unit) for 2 years as a Senior Platforms Analyst supporting the reprogramming of operational EW systems. While at EW Squadron, Andrew’s section received an Officer Commanding ARDU commendation for operational support to forces deployed to the Middle East.

In 1998, Andrew commenced undergraduate studies in Electrical and Electronic Engineering through The University of Adelaide, graduating with honours in 2001. In 2002 he joined industry with Tenix Defence and over the past 14 years has gained experience in all engineering development phases, to deliver a diverse range of complex, multi-disciplined, R&D and capability acquisition projects in the maritime and air domains.

More recently, Andrew has managed several projects to integrate EW self-protection and Threat Simulation systems into pods for airborne T&E, utilising commercial fixed and rotary wing aircraft. These projects have been in support of both operational EW systems and new EW systems entering service.