Australia tackling the improvised threat
The Australian Department of Defence (DoD) has announced a $10 million investment programme inviting researchers to develop innovative solutions to defeat improvised threats.
The availability of low-cost, sophisticated technology is enabling adversaries to deploy a diverse and ever-evolving range of improvised threats. Defeating this threat will require multi-disciplinary research to be funded under this programme.
The challenge is being taken up as part of the government's $730 million Next Generation Technologies Fund. Researchers are being tasked with developing a demonstrator that will detect and respond effectively to these threats without putting defence personnel or civilians in harm's way.
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