The Morrison Government has awarded a $257,000 contract to a Far North Queensland business to develop cutting-edge technologies aimed at providing the Australian Defence Force with a capability edge.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch today congratulated J3 Seven Pty Ltd on receiving a contract under the government’s Defence Innovation Hub, and thanked them for their contribution to Australia’s defence capability.
“This is just one example of how the government’s record investment in Australia’s defence industry is creating jobs and new opportunities for local businesses,” Mr Entsch said.
“This funding will be used to explore the development of an Unmanned Aerial System prototype capable of detecting, sampling and analysing chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear substances.
“If successful, this technology could be used to reduce risks by enhancing the capacity to identify and analyse environmental threats from a safe distance.
“Not only are we investing in next-generation technologies to keep our ADF members safe, but we are giving Australian small businesses the opportunity to develop world-class capabilities which could be sought-after in a competitive, global market.”