Victorian company DefendTex has won two of the three Defence Innovation Hub contracts awarded as part of Army Innovation Day 2017.
The first contract, valued at $1.04 million, will explore the development of a light weight, modular shotgun system. If successful, this technology could deliver a considerable capability improvement in shotgun capability.
The second contract awarded to DefendTex, valued at $957,000, will explore the development of a low-profile body armour for potential use in combat operations.
The third contract was awarded to Thales Australia. Valued at $227,000, it will explore development of an innovative optics system for use with the current in service Enhanced F88 rifle to provide enhanced targeting capability and shooter accuracy on operations.
The Victorian Government’s Defence Industry eNewsletter keeps decision makers and Australia’s defence industry informed about the latest news and developments in Victoria’s defence sector.