Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP today congratulated 11 Australian businesses who have received a total of nearly $5 million to help them to grow our nation’s defence industry capability.
The Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants program supports eligible Australian small to medium-sized companies who can provide significant contributions to our Defence industry needs.
“These successful grant recipients are being supported to deliver a number of quality projects that will enhance Australian defence industry’s sovereign capabilities, aligned with Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities,” Minister Price said.
“Queensland-based Cyborg Dynamics Engineering is developing a robotic unmanned ground vehicle. Their grant funding will be used to fund the project’s design, materials, equipment and testing.”
“Another recipient, New South Wales-based company Rojone Pty Ltd, is establishing a fibre optic cable assembly capability, connecting vital systems to ensure ADF personnel have access to the information they require to perform their duties.”
Minister Price said the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority grants program is a key Government initiative providing support and funding to eligible Australian businesses.
The funding will help them to build their capacity and resilience, which is then supporting Defence’s most critical capabilities.
Eligible activities funded through the program relate directly to buying, constructing, installing or commissioning capital equipment, including associated training for their workforce.
Grant applications can be made at any time and can be submitted through the Centre for Defence Industry Capability website at: www.business.gov.au/cdic
The Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants announced today: