The Defence Innovation Hub has announced its latest round of grants to industry worth $28 million, with grant funds going to nine new contracts and two existing projects.
Two of the recipients, BlueZone Group and QinetiQ, were awarded contracts to further develop promising technologies that have previously received grant funding support.
BlueZone Group won a second Defence Innovation Hub contract valued at more than $7 million to continue the development of the Wave Glider Unmanned Surface Vehicle technology (pictured).
“BlueZone Group’s technology has the potential to greatly improve the Navy’s situational awareness when operating in marine environments,” Minister Price said.
QinetiQ was awarded a $4.8 million contract to develop an innovative technology that could be used to better regulate air quality in submarines.
This system has the potential to offer significant improvements on existing systems by significantly reducing size, weight and power requirements.
Minister for defence industry Melissa Price said about 84 per cent of investment had now been directed to Australian SMEs and research organisations.
The Defence Innovation Hub latest grants are:
Picture: BlueZone Group
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