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Defence targets enhanced cyber capability

Bolstering cyber capability is among the key capability objectives behind a new tranche of Defence contracts awarded to local SMEs.

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Wed, 29 Sep 2021
Defence targets enhanced cyber capability
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Ten Australian businesses have secured a cumulative $3 million in contracts to respond to defence capability challenges, including cyber security, enhanced human performance, medical countermeasures, trusted autonomous systems, and integrated intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).

The contracts have been issued via Defence’s $36 million Industry Competitive Evaluation Research Agreement (ICERA), which forms part of the Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF) initiative.

The following recipients have each secured $300,000 in funding:

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NGTF theme

Company name

State/

Territory

Enhanced Human Performance

Neoculi

VIC

Cyber

Sirius-beta

QLD

Medical Countermeasure Products

Regeneus

NSW

Enhanced Human Performance

Curve Tomorrow

VIC

Integrated Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Vestia

VIC

Trusted Autonomous Systems

AIM Defence

VIC

Cyber

Operational Systems

SA

Integrated Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Daronmont Technologies

SA

Enhanced Human Performance

Adelaide Research & Innovation

SA

Trusted Autonomous Systems

DEWC Systems

SA

Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price noted the importance of the projects, which she said would support the delivery of cutting-edge technology to the ADF.

“I am proud of the Morrison government’s support for progressive, innovative Australian SMEs,” Minister Price said.

“These companies frequently demonstrate their ability to respond to the various capability challenges identified by Defence with agility and tenacity.”

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