Last Update March 12, 2024


  • Counter-measures, Electronic Warfare and Decoys
  • Electrical, Electronics & Electro-optics
  • Radar, Sonar, Navigation, Targeting, Surveillance
  • Services (R&D, training, engineering, consultancy, …)

Our purpose is to enhance the competitiveness of our partners and clients by enabling them to remain focused on their core competencies while relying on Etion Create’s expertise, capabilities and value-added service. Our vision is to be a partner of choice through meaningful relationships with our clients. Founded in 1993 and originally known as Parsec, Etion Create has a rich heritage.

Our offerings to the Defence & Aerospace community provides high-performance solutions in the following verticals:

  • Tactical Navigation
  • Signal Processing Sub-systems for RADAR
  • Signal Processing Units for Electronic Warfare
  • Weapons Integration and Weapon Control Systems
  • MIL-STD Communication Interfaces
  • Mission Computers and Display Electronic Units
  • Test Equipment

In the land-vehicle domain, EC supplies Tactical Navigation solutions for all-terrain-vehicles (ATV). The CheetahNAV system is an EC in-house designed solution that was designed for harsh environments, such as encountered in extreme battlefield conditions. Using an inertial measurement unit (IMU) comprising several aids, including an advanced algorithm, the CheetahNAV provides vehicle crews with outstanding situational awareness.

In partnership with a global defence & aerospace OEM, EC provides optical Helmet Tracker Systems (HTS) for the Eurofighter Typhoon and the Gripen fighter jets of various air forces in Europe, the Middle East as well as to the South African Air Force. Through our ODM service business model, we developed and qualified the camera sensor electronics and also established the full manufacturing test suite in use during the series production of all the components of the HTS in our in-housed factory.

The South African Rooivalk attack helicopter is also home to our Launcher Electronic Unit (LEU) that provides the interface between the platform’s stores computer and the Mokopa missile launcher. The LEU was developed, qualified and manufactured by our engineering and manufacturing facilities. The Rooivalk is also equipped with our Rocket Electronic Unit (REU) that fulfils a similar interface requirement.

Integration and user product support forms an integral part of the services that we provide e.g. the Lynx helicopter supplied by AgustaWestland is fitted with our LEU for the Mokopa missile.

Our commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) boards and solutions are used in defence, aerospace and industrial applications by a number of OEMs. Several generations of these boards are embedded in systems to provide critical high bandwidth real-time processing and algorithm functionality.

Our VF36x family of FPGA based 3U VPX modules is a flagship example which is used across markets and applications ranging from Electronic Attack (EA) systems in defence to HVDC control systems in smart grid industrial solutions. Our latest addition is the VF37x family of single board computers is based on the latest Intel CPU and FPGA technologies and is targeting Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWAP-C) sensitive applications.

Etion Create

  • 76 Regency Drive, Route 21 Corporate Park, Irene, Pretoria, South Africa
  • +27 (0)12 678 9740
  • +27 (0)12 345 2561
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