Kord Defence has secured a contract to develop a wireless systems control technology for use by the Australian Army.
Funding of $635,000 from the Defence Innovation Hub will be given to Kord Defence for developing a technology that could link together multiple electronic devices. This will be used by soldiers for communications, sensors, and battlefield intelligence in combat situations.
The new wireless soldier control system employs Bluetooth low-energy technology, the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) stated.
Australia Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said: “Soldiers can focus on their surroundings during high-stress combat situations rather than trying to find buttons or operate equipment such as radios or sensors.
“I am pleased to announce Kord Defence will receive funding to take this innovative technology to the next level.”
The latest investment is expected to support a number of jobs across the industry.
The Australian Government is committed to improving the Australian Defence Force (ADF) capabilities by building opportunities between DoD and industry.
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Senator Zed Seselja said: “This contract reflects the innovative technologies emerging from our local Canberra defence industry.
“What is especially pleasing to see is the work done by Kord Defence in the ACT is bringing significant economic benefits to our region.”
Kord Defence is involved in the development of a range of handheld, body-worn and embedded control technologies for the defence, homeland security, and law enforcement markets.
The company’s SmartGrip RIC is designed to allow soldiers to quickly and safely access and control multiple electronic devices.