Technology company Xtek has received a $3.2 million order from the Australian Defence Force for parts for small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS).
The order follows on from a the Canberra company’s role, cemented in September, in providing long term support to the armed forces.
The company, which also manufactures XTclave ballistic protection equipment, partners with AeroVironment to provide real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance and communication systems.
Customers include agencies of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied military.
In Australia Xtek provides support from a maintenance and repair facility including composites and electronics for the ADF’s 50 WASP AE SUAS aircaft.
XTEK estimates its support contracts with the ADF could be worth up to $35 million through to 2026.
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