The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has contracted local company RingIR to develop counter-improvised explosive device (IED) technology.

RingIR will receive A$4.6m ($3.48m) in Defence Innovation Hub funding to develop and demonstrate the technology that could allow Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel to effectively respond to improvised threats.

Australia Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said: “This funding reflects the Government’s strong commitment to support and enhance the ADF by building innovation opportunities between Defence and industry.

“We need to ensure we maximise opportunities for Australian industry to contribute to our capability needs.”

Using highly sensitive laser spectrometry technique, the counter-IED technology can locate and identify the vapours exuded from explosives.

“We need to ensure we maximise opportunities for Australian industry to contribute to our capability needs.”

The Defence Innovation Hub was launched in December 2016 to bring together existing DoD innovation programmes to deliver a more streamlined and agile approach to the department’s investment in innovation.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

In November this year, the DoD announced plans to invest $10m ($7.6m) in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across the country to support the development of new technologies for defence application.

The new small business innovation research for defence (SBIRD) programme will be implemented in two phases.

As part of the programme, SMEs will receive the funding through the $730m ($553m) Next Generation Technologies Fund (NGTF).

Together with the Centre for Defence Industry Capability, the Next Generation Technologies Fund and Defence Innovation Hub are part of the government’s $1.6bn ($1.21bn) investment in building the capacity and capability of Australia’s defence industry, the DoD stated.