A Canberra company will develop a smart digital solution for Army’s tactical logistics management and control with funding support through the Morrison Government.
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, made the announcement with ECLIPS Logistics at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) in London today.
Minister Price said the company is seeking to develop technology to integrate Defence’s logistics information system with modular distribution and magnetic location tags and sensors.
“This $3.3 million Defence Innovation Hub contract with Defence will allow ECLIPS to develop next-generation technology which could have a significant impact on Army’s capability,” Minister Price said.
“Empowering small businesses around Australia to be part of the record build-up of our defence industry means we can take advantage of their innovative and entrepreneurial nature.”
“That’s why we’re investing $640 million in the Defence Innovation Hub and why we’ve seen 85 per cent of the contracts awarded so far go to small businesses just like ECLIPS.”
Minister Price said the ACT systems engineering company is one of 61 small businesses at the major DSEI tradeshow who are promoting their skills to the world as part of Team Defence Australia.
Senator for the ACT, Zed Seselja, said he was pleased to see a local company representing Australia’s defence industry in London and congratulated them on their latest success.
“Defence industry is a growing sector in the ACT, and it is fantastic to see Canberra businesses being recognised for their innovation on the world stage,” Senator Seselja said.
Industry and research organisations can submit innovation proposals through the Defence Innovation Portal at https://www.business.gov.au/Centre-for-Defence-Industry-Capability/Defence-Innovation