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The Counter Improvised Threat Grand Challenge (CIT - GC) of the Next Generation Technologies Fund is entering a Phase 2 challenge aimed at realising leap-ahead technologies for countering improvised threats.

Counter Improvised Threat Grand Challenge


The improvised threats facing Australia and our coalition partners range in complexity and exist in all environments - land, sea and air. The threat is dynamic and evolving rapidly.

The aim of the CIT-GC is to demonstrate an integrated and agile system capable of fast evolution that can detect and neutralise threats on a complex joint battlespace with low risk to Defence personnel and civilians.

The focus of Phase 2 is on a Counter Unmanned Aerial System (CUAS) capability.

Application process


Submissions are to be made via AusTender.

Potential suppliers wishing to respond to this procurement will be required to fully comply with and meet the following conditions for participation:

  1. Clause 5 - Statement of Tax Record
  2. Clause 8 - Defence Security requirements
  3. applicants must hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) or a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN) to participate in this procurement

Participation in Phase 1 is not a prerequisite for participation in Phase 2.

The contract delivery model is to be proposed as part of the bid. The model could be:

  • single prime developer
  • single prime developer utilising subcontractors
  • multiple partnerships of developers

Further information


For more information please contact WCSD-PLCIT@dst.defence.gov.au.

The call for proposals closes at 2pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on 29 June 2020.