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Corangamite researcher partners with Defence to develop innovative new capabilities

The Morrison Government has awarded a $260,000 contract to Deakin University – Waurn Ponds to develop cutting-edge technologies aimed at providing the Australian Defence Force with a capability edge.

Senator Sarah Henderson congratulated Deakin University on receiving a contract under the Government’s Defence Innovation Hub, and thanked it for its contribution to Australia’s defence capability.

“Universities in Australia are renowned for their capacity to innovate and Deakin University is no exception,” Senator Henderson said.

“The Morrison Government is investing in next-generation technologies to keep our ADF members safe, while giving Australian small businesses and universities the opportunity to develop world-class capabilities which could be sought-after in a competitive, global market.”

“This grant will go to research the development of an Australian based pilot training system for the Royal Australian Air Force. This would be Australia’s first high g-force training simulator offering the Air Force access to world class training locally.”

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, said the Morrison Government’s flagship innovation program has created more than 200 new Australian jobs.

“The small businesses and universities we support through the Defence Innovation Hub are creating opportunities for hundreds of Australians, and growing our sovereign defence capability at the same time,” Minister Price said.

“It’s a great example of what can be achieved by working together with industry and universities.”

Senator Henderson said local businesses and research organisations can submit innovation proposals through the Defence Innovation Portal at:

16 June 2020

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