The Morrison Government will invest $150 million in the next generation of Army’s geospatial support capability.
Forming part of the LAND 1771 Tranche 1 project, land forces will be able to use advanced imagery to obtain vital terrain and navigation data.
This will result in Army commanders making faster decisions while on the battlefield.
Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said the Morrison Government is investing in the best possible capability to meet the current and emerging threats of our changing geostrategic environment.
“The new Geospatial Support System will not only ensure our land forces are more effective and efficient, but will also keep our serving personnel safer on operations by providing commanders with a greater understanding of their operating environment,” Minister Reynolds said.
“The Morrison Government is investing around $500 million in acquisition and $400 million in sustainment of Army’s geospatial capabilities over the next 15 years.
“Tranche 2 of LAND1771 will provide opportunities for Australian industry to partner with academia in areas such as advanced sensors, machine learning and artificial intelligence.”
Further information on the LAND 1771 project is available at https://www.defence.gov.au/CASG/EquippingDefence/LAND%201771%20Phase%201.asp