Federal Member for Calare, Andrew Gee MP today congratulated Orange‑based Trang Imagineering who have been awarded a $218,000 contract by the Australian Government to explore the development of 3D sensors currently used in the mining industry, for potential use by the Australian Defence Force.
Mr Gee said the innovation could potentially be used by the Australian Defence Force to monitor threats in conflict zones.
“This innovation could be used to identify areas of ground disturbance where improvised explosive devices or other threats might be hidden, and identifying recent enemy movements based on 3D scanning of changes to terrain,” Mr Gee said.
“The 3D scanners could potentially be attached onto heavy military vehicles to be able to identify terrain not suitable for movement.
“3D scan data may also be compatible with other technology such as mapping, providing better information on some locations, or identify safe passageways.
“This is one of many innovative ideas submitted for consideration for investment through the Defence Innovation Hub.
“It’s great to see innovative companies in Calare, such as Trang Imagineering, competing for and winning contracts,” he said.
The Hub is part of the Government’s $1.6 billion commitment to developing Defence capability through growth in the capacity and capability of Australia’s defence industry and innovation sector.
Industry and research organisations are encouraged to continue to submit proposals through the Defence Innovation Portal at www.business.gov.au/cdic.