Veteran-owned Melbourne company SORD Australia has been awarded a $338,000 contract to develop a Concussion Reduction Helmet that aims to better protect members of the ADF.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price announced the Defence Innovation Hub contract with SORD Australia today.
“The [government] continues to invest in innovation to ensure a smarter and stronger ADF by supporting Australian small and medium enterprises to develop technology useful to the warfighter,” Minister Price said.
SORD’s Concussion Reduction Helmet concept seeks to lessen the risk of traumatic brain injuries, which can be caused by concussion, blunt trauma, ballistic and blast events.
“This technology has the potential to enhance individual safety and reduce the long term effects of concussive injuries on men and women in the ADF,” Minister Price said.
“SORD Australia is a fantastic example of how a small veteran-owned business can make a significant impact to our $200 billion defence industry.”