A Victorian company has joined forces with the federal government to develop an easily deployable underwater sensor that will strengthen Australia’s maritime security.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price announced a $1.6 million Defence Innovation Hub contract with Victorian company Leidos Australia to develop the technology.
“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. 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.” Minister Price said.