First Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants

Seven small and medium sized businesses will receive grants totalling $2.6 million over the next three years to invest in projects that build capabilities aligned with Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities.

The Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants program, launched in November 2018, offers matched grants of up to $1 million.

Grants have been awarded for the following projects:

  • Aquaterro Advanced Product Supplies is improving storage and firearms testing infrastructure with the aim of manufacturing and assembling small arms, and will use its grant of $627,682 to construct an indoor shooting range and secure storage vault.
  • Cogito Group is enhancing its capability in advanced cyber security, and will use its grant of $553,888 to achieve global certifications, implement training and develop specialist in-house knowledge.
Montage of HMAS Brisbane, cyber operations training, Orion patrol radar, Bushmaster land combat vehicle
  • Daronmont Technologies is enhancing its capability in advanced cyber security, and will use a grant of $126,690 to improve internal monitoring and external threat detection systems.
  • DefendTex is developing Australia’s first military quality crystal growing capacity, and will use a grant of $1,000,000 to install a manufacturing line for the piezo electric crystal.
  • EDMS is streamlining engineering assessments or modifications by scanning Defence assets, and will use a grant of $66,686 to purchase a 3D scanner for timely, accurate and cost-effective configuration change of remote and regionally deployed Defence assets.
  • GPC Electronics is enhancing its capability in advanced cyber security, and will use a grant of $135,522 to upgrade its internal systems for secure receipt, storage and control of documentation.
  • Mellori Solutions is enhancing its capability to repair and maintain electronic warfare simulators in Australia, and will use a grant of $114,500 to build an electronic warfare support laboratory.

Find out more about Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants.

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