Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne, centre, with two representatives of Silentium Defence

Speaking at the opening of Silentium Defence’s new facility in Parafield, South Australia, Minister Pyne said the company had been awarded an $870,000 contract to advance development of a system for enhanced space situational awareness. A second contract, valued at $647,000, would support the development of an advanced capability to provide broad-area situational awareness for bases and vehicles.

The Government is investing more than $1.6 billion over 10 years to build the innovation capabilities of Australian industry, universities and research institutions and to deliver solutions for Defence capability.