Perth-based firm wins $1.87m defence contract

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AVI Pty Ltd has become the third West Australian company to win a contract through the Federal Government’s flagship defence innovation program.

The Perth-based business has been awarded a Defence Innovation Hub contract to develop a solution to combine data across multiple communications networks for the Army.

Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price said the $1.87 million contract is aimed at helping improve how Aussie soldiers share information more effectively when deployed.

“AVI has a strong record of designing, developing and building specialised communications solutions for harsh, remote environments,” Minister Price said.

“This Australian technology has passed the test under the harsh conditions of the Australian outback and has potentially significant benefits for the situational awareness of our soldiers in the field.”

Federal Member for Tangney Ben Morton said the announcement was ‘an example of the opportunities available for WA businesses in Australia’s defence industry’.

“It is great to see important innovations like this being developed by small business through the Defence Innovation Hub,” Mr Morton continued.

“This funding is helping small businesses to improve Defence capability and grow jobs for local companies like AVI.

“The Morrison Government’s record investment in defence industry is also supporting Australian manufacturing, which is more innovative and capable than it has ever been.”

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