Defence Innovation Hub grants totalling almost $20 million have been awarded to 10 local businesses based in Victoria, NSW, Queensland, Western Australia and the ACT.
The contracts are expected to fund projects aimed at bolstering both Army and Navy capability.
Grant recipients include both SMEs and primes, with BAE Systems Australia among the businesses to secure funding.
Victoria-based RingIR has been awarded the largest contract ($3.9 million), to fund the development of a portable device designed to accelerate the identification of dangerous chemicals and explosives.
Read the full article at DefenceConnect
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today announced New South Wales-based company RingIR Pty Ltd, would receive $4.6 million to develop and demonstrate an innovative technology to enhance Defence capability.
Minister Pyne said he through the Defence Innovation Hub funding RingIR would develop a counter-improvised explosive device (IED) capability, which uses highly sensitive laser spectrometry technique to locate and identify the vapours exuded from explosives.
“This technology could be used to determine the location and type of IED, allowing Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel to effectively respond to improvised threats,” Minister Pyne said.