Private sector operated Weapons Research Establishment has invited innovators to contribute to the design and manufacture of a new, cutting-edge AUKUS rifle through an open innovation challenge.
The AUKUS Rifle Challenge represents a unique opportunity for researchers, engineers, and manufacturers to contribute to the development of cutting-edge firearms that can enhance the effectiveness of armed forces in the digital age, according to WRE.
“The call for ideas and innovation in designing the AUKUS rifle is not just about creating a new weapon; it’s about reimagining what a modern firearm can be.”
WRE is not to be confused with the former defence science organisation by the same name, which was behind a number of advanced Australian weapons developments, as well as constructing the WRESAT satellites in the 1960s.
WRE said mall arms technology was ripe for innovation which could encompass:
WRE said the development of the AUKUS rifle could include collaboration across borders, industries, and research institutions.
“By pooling resources, expertise, and innovation from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States, this initiative aims to create a rifle that not only meets the demanding needs of modern defence forces but also sets new standards for reliability, accuracy, and adaptability.”
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