Winners and commendations were announced on Tuesday at the Indo Pacific 2023 Innovation Awards, with Hypersonix Launch systems taking out two of the major prizes.
The Brisbane-based hypersonic aircraft company took out the National and the SME Innovation Awards for its vehicle and propulsion systems, which saw the company awarded a contract through the United States’ Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) “Hypersonic and High-Cadence Airborne Testing Capabilities” (HyCAT1) program in March.
Rhys Centin, an engineer with Thornton Tomasetti, won the Young Innovator Award for his work on two projects: explosive ordnance blast modelling for the Royal Australian Navy; and shock-testing naval equipment weighing more than one tonne.
High commendations were awarded to Advanced Navigation and AMOG in the SME Innovation Award category, and Joshua Cribb of Electro Nautic in the Young Innovator Award category.
“Congratulations to the winners and highly commended entries of the Innovation Awards 2023 presented by Professor Emily Hilder, FTSE, Head of the Defence Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator (ASCA) on Day 1 of Indo Pacific 2023,” reads a statement on the event’s website.
A full list of award winners and finalists can be seen here.
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