The Australian Defence Innovation Hub has awarded new contracts for the continued development of new UAS technologies, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 1 September.
UAV Vision has been awarded a AUD$2.1 million contract to develop a lightweight, compact micro-gimbal with several integrated systems to enhance performance and accuracy.
Under a AUD$283,000 contract, Textron Systems Australia will develop a small UAS including communications system, sensors and ground control systems.
Both companies are working to modernise the surveillance, intelligence and force protection capabilities of Australian Army soldiers on the battlefield.
The Defence Innovation Hub partners with innovators to provide funding so that technologies can be matured in a collaborative way that supports defence capability needs.