November 12th, Melbourne, Australia
AVT Australia has been awarded a Defence Innovation Hub contract worth $AUD 5.2 million to design and develop a revolutionary system that will improve the quality of images captured by drones. The contract was announced last week by Minister for Defence Industry, the Hons Melissa Price MP at the Defence Innovation Hub Industry Conference in Canberra.
AVT Australia intends to combine multiple sensor configurations, smart features and a range of autonomous tracking algorithms in a small, lightweight and compact system.
Minister Price said “AVT Australia is committed to developing the world’s best micro gimbal system, which could provide a significant capability edge in a future battlefield environment”.
CEO at AVT Australia, Tim Sheehy, said “We are delighted to have been selected by the Morrison Government to provide a new imaging system that will improve the Australian Army’s imaging capabilities. AVT Australia has been developing world-leading multi sensor imaging systems since 2006. I am confident our talented team of engineers will deliver a superior system that will meet the requirements set out under the Defence Innovation Hub contract.”
This is the second Defence Innovation Hub contract awarded to AVT Australia for innovating multi sensor imaging systems. In 2017, AVT Australia was selected to design and manufacture a miniature, gyro-stabilised imaging system for the Australian Defence Force. More information on the Micro Gimbal, can be found here.
AVT Australia specialises in gyro-stabilised imaging systems, fully integrated solutions and innovative software for ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), target acquisition, air defence and counter drone operations for the defence, aerospace and unmanned systems industries.