$2.69 Million to the ANU for Defence Innovation

The Australian National University will receive $2.69 million to enhance defence capability, Senator Zed Seselja announced today.


This investment will be used to improve the performance of inertial navigation systems using cold atoms which assist maritime, land and air domains in GPS denied or degraded situations.


Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne, announced that seven Australian organisations across Australia would receive Government funding totalling $14.7 million to develop and demonstrate innovative technologies to enhance Defence capability and this announcement for ANU is an important part of this program.


“The Government is committed to developing a stronger partnership between industry and Defence and harnessing innovation to deliver Defence's capability needs,” Minister Pyne said.


“The funding is being made available under Defence’s long-standing Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program, which continues to contribute to the Government’s Innovation strategy.”


“It is great to be a part of a government that acknowledges the remarkable capacity of the Australian National University and continues to invest in the work the university can undertake and invest in Canberra” Senator Seselja said.


The Capability and Technology Demonstrator Program is one of the Defence innovation programs that are transitioning into the new Defence Innovation Hub that will open later this year as part of the Turnbull government’s $1.6 billion investment in building a strong and vibrant Australian defence industry and innovation sector.