RFTEQ is a South Australian Company dedicated to producing world leading technology for tailored electronic warfare capabilities for Defence.

We specialise in Cyber and Electronic Warfare hardware and systems delivery focusing on emerging and future threat detection, identification, degradation and denial.

Our passion in defensive technology is demonstrated by our experience and skills in real-time systems, custom radio frequency systems, communication systems, electronic surveillance and radar. This collective experience is used by our dedicated team to conceptualise, design, build and test prototype systems aimed at revolutionising future Defence capability.

We cooperate with the Australian Department of Defence, Universities and industry to collaboratively solve complex problems.

Our History



RFTEQ was founded in 2017 by partners with more than 50 years combined extensive experience in the fields of defence Electronic Warfare, communications and networking. RFTEQ grew quickly with focused recruitment of experienced practitioners further increasing the capability and capacity of the organisation.



Awarded a Next Generation Technology Fund (NGTF) contract under the Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) Grand Challenge to develop the Complex Adaptive Threat Jammer Technology (CATJAT) capability to address future RF threats.

RFTEQ had grown to five staff with the addition of high quality FPGA experience.



Commenced working with DSTG, Consunet and DEWC under the JP500 Land EW Experimentation project.

Started working with Consunet developing RF Test Sensors.

RFTEQ had grown to seven persons including additional FPGA depth and hardware development and manufacture.



Designed, built, tested and delivered networked RF test sensors, through a subcontract, to the Department of Defence.

Delivered a standalone RF emissions Detection System (RFDS), under JP500.

RFTEQ had grown to nine persons, including additional embedded software skills and a business administration manager.



RFTEQ successfully completed the NGTF CATJAT contract having exceeded everyone’s expectation for the capabilities and maturity of the prototype system.  Over the last three years, the system twice underwent over-the-air testing to further validate the system performance.

The RFDS system capability was expanded to include a 6-18 GHz downconverter.

RFTEQ has also began work on a high fidelity RF Path Emulator capability.

Having added additional software engineering, systems engineering and project management skills our team is now 12 strong and continually growing.



RFTEQ has been contracted by the Defence Innovation Hub (DIH) to further advance the CATJAT capability to a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 7.  This activity involves the engagement of local subcontractors in the mechanical and RF electronics design fields.

RFTEQ is developing the RF Path Emulator to induce the effects of range, velocity and acceleration in complex RF networks.

RFTEQ is engaged on a number of other Defence projects related to radar and electronic warfare technology development.

RFTEQ is growing its skill base in the FPGA, electronics hardware manufacturing, software and systems engineering. RFTEQ has grown to 17 staff and we are actively recruiting into positions that can be found on our Careers page.


The current RFTEQ team have over 200 years of combined experience in communications Electronic Warfare acquired through career long involvement in Defence electronic warfare and related technologies. RFTEQ staff have a thorough knowledge of the current Defence capability, delivering technical services across several parts of the electronic warfare life cycle from research and development of new advanced architectures to the development and testing of electronic countermeasures for use in operational environments.  RFTEQ staff have extensive analysis and design skills along with experience in the transition of technology into operational settings.

Our Capabilities

RFTEQ has over five years of Defence market experience delivering Electronic Warfare (EW) focused signal processing, countermeasures development, firmware design and electronic engineering hardware services to Australian Defence industry.

Dedicated to producing world leading technology for tailored EW capabilities for Defence

ISO 9001 Accredited

ECAAS Certification Mark

RFTEQ has received ISO9001 Quality certification for the provision of radio frequency solutions to complex Defence problems through innovative research and development, system design, electronic engineering, trusted testing, manufacturing, and operational support to Australian Department of Defence, National Security, industry partners, and commercial enterprise.