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SMEs invited to submit proposals for UAS camouflage

Australian SMEs have been invited to submit proposals for new technologies to help make Australian small, fixed-wing unmanned aerial systems (UAS) harder to detect.

Defece is seeking proposals that will reduce visual and acoustic detection of UAS from ground-based observation without disrupting the operation of the aircraft.

Proposals are eligible for funding of up to $100,000 over 6–9 months for projects that address the viability of a technology or idea related to adaptive camouflage for UAS. Proposals will be assessed on a competitive, merit basis. Successful projects may then be invited to apply for additional funding of up to $750,000 to support further research and concept maturation within 24 months.

Further information about the program and how to submit proposals for this project is available from the Defence Science and Technology Group website: https://www.dst.defence.gov.au/NextGenTechFund/small-business-innovation-research-defence