Supporting cutting-edge innovation in the defence industry

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The Hon Melissa Price MP

Minister for Defence Industry

Minister for Science and Technology

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Kathy Quinn (Minister Price’s office): +61 468 369 301
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25 October 2019

A Victorian small business has been awarded a $336,000 contract to develop potentially life-saving technology for Defence under the Morrison Government’s Defence Innovation Hub.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, congratulated Anywise Consulting for its development of the Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) used for bridges.

The system aims to improve the availability, reliability and safety of Defence’s gap- crossing capabilities.

“This technology would not only provide Defence with peace-of-mind in terms of the safety of personnel using these bridges, but it also holds significant export potential for the company,” Minister Price said.

Minister Price also announced a $2.1 million contract with Saber Astronautics, which would allow the company to develop intelligent data fusion technology to enhance space traffic management.

“This flagship innovation program, part of our unprecedented $200 billion build-up of Australia’s defence industry, is working closely with small businesses like these across the country to help turn their good ideas into advanced capabilities.”

Innovation proposals can be submitted through the Defence Innovation Portal at: Innovation

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