An innovative small business helping soldiers in the battlefield control electrical devices on their weapons and body has been awarded a $3.4 million contract with Defence.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price announced the new contract, funded through the Defence Innovation Hub, with Canberra-based Kord Defence.
“It is great to see Kord working to help soldiers more effectively control a wide range of connected electronic devices using Bluetooth technology through the company’s innovative wireless control system," Minister Price said. “This innovation has great potential to make existing systems more soldier-friendly and improve situational awareness for our soldiers deployed in the modern battlefield.”
This is Kord Defence’s second contract with the Hub, building on the technology initially developed through a $635,000 Innovation Hub contract in 2017.
Kord Defence has also won contracts to test their technology with the US Marine Corps.