SYPAQ Systems (SYPAQ) has submitted the CorvoX system as a sovereign Australian solution for Land 129 Phase 4B, which will deliver a man-portable small unmanned aerial system (SUAS) for Army.
The company says CorvoX will provide Army commanders with the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support needed to maintain ‘over the hill, down the road and around the corner’ situational awareness.
Designed, developed and demonstrated specifically to meet the requirements of Land 129 Phase 4B, CorvoX combines vertical take-off, hover and landing capabilities with fixed wing flight mode.
“CorvoX will provide crucial operational advantages that will contribute to the enhanced safety and effectiveness of Army personnel, including rapid set-up and almost instant loitering and surveillance capability," SYPAQ CEO Amanda Holt said.
“As a wholly Australian, veteran owned business, we are proud to offer this sovereign solution to Army with over 90 per cent Australian industry content.”
SYPAQ’s General Manager Innovation and Strategic Programs, Michael Partridge, said the company’s bid was the culmination of an extensive collaborative process with local technology partners and Defence engagement to ensure CorvoX offers 'the best of Australian Industry Capability whilst aligning to Defence’s specific need.'
“CorvoX is the result of a four-year innovation journey responding to the requirements identified by Army and the Defence Innovation Hub Special Notice.”
“The system is proof of the world-leading autonomous systems capabilities in Australian industry, which we have seen right across our local supply chain.”
SYPAQ’s bid has been aided by the Victorian government’s support in developing the Defence Autonomy Centre of Excellence (DACE), located next to Melbourne’s Fisherman’s Bend innovation precinct.
Holt said the DACE represents a significant investment in SYPAQ’s R&D and manufacturing capabilities, allowing the company to “continue developing our innovative technologies and intellectual property related to autonomous systems, sensor systems, military systems integration, artificial intelligence and cyber security.”