The federal government has announced 10 new Defence Innovation Hub contracts worth more than $21 million.
The contracts include:
- a $3.7 million contract with Queensland company Downer EDI Engineering to counter improvised explosive devices (IEDs)
- a $2.7 million contract with New South Wales company Spearpoint Solutions for a digital combat helmet
- $3.1 million in contracts with Victorian company Defendtex for next generation body armour and a lightweight modular shotgun system (pictured)
- And two contracts for power storage and generation technologies worth $5.5 million contract with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Florestan Technology.
The contracts also include $1.9 million for West Australian company Techventure Investments to develop a lightweight high-performance projectile, and $1 million for researchers from the University of Western Australia to develop secure communications system components.
Defence industry Melissa Price said: “These contracts will enable the development of promising technologies that could help protect and sustain Australian personnel in the field.”
Industry and research organisations can submit innovation proposals through the Defence Innovation Portal here.
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