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DefendTex awarded innovation contract

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.