Victorian company DefendTex has won a $2million grant from the Defence Innovation Hub to continue developing rocket-propelled grenade technology for the Australian Defence Force.
DefendTex is an Australian owned and operated defence technology company based in Melbourne, with offices in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The company specialises in small-arms development using new fabrication techniques to facilitate the rapid testing and manufacturing of new designs.
This Defence Innovation Hub grant is the latest in a series of government-funding injections for the company innovating in everything from weapons to 3D printed explosives and propellants, scramjet-engine parts to rocket-motor research.
Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price and Victorian Senator David Van today visited DefendTex facilities to tour the facility, learn more about the company’s current projects with Defence and to formally announce the grant.
Self-reported quotes from both government officials were purely political, so won’t be repeated here.
No detail about the rocket-propelled grenade technology being funded was given.
More information about the Defence Innovation Hub can be found at www.business.gov.au/cdic