Australia Invests in Defense Technology

Seven Australian organisations will receive Australian Government funding of $14.2 million to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies that can enhance defense capability.

The funding is made available under the Capability and Demonstrator Program managed by the Defense Science and Technology Group.

Seven technology proposals from Australian companies, universities and science organisations have been selected this year to demonstrate possible defense application.

The proposals have the potential to advance Defense capability, produce innovative products for Defense and civilian use and stimulate Australian industry growth.

The successful proposals were submitted by Armor Composite Engineering, CSIRO, Micro-X Pty Ltd, Ocius Technology, University of Canberra, the Bureau of Meteorology and Deakin University.

Since the Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program began, the Defense has invested $270 million in 118 projects. Of those, 104 projects have successfully demonstrated the feasibility of their technologies.

Image: Thales Australia/Ocius CONOPS