Melbourne-based Leidos Australia has won a $1.6 million Defence Innovation Hub contract to develop an easily deployable underwater sensor.
“Leidos will be working with WA company Terra15 and the University of Melbourne’s School of Engineering to develop fibre-optic methods of conducting underwater reconnaissance,” said Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price. “This could significantly reduce the cost of existing capabilities.
“It is critical that Defence, industry and research institutions work together to develop technologies that could improve Australia’s maritime security.
“The Morrison Government has committed $800 million for Defence Innovation Hub investment over the decade to 2030, to deliver game-changing technology for the Australian Defence Force.”
Industry and research organisations can submit innovation proposals through the Defence Innovation Portal at: www.innovationhub.defence.gov.au.