New funding announced

In a speech at DMTC’s Annual Conference in Canberra, Assistant Minister for Defence, Mr Stuart Robert, has announced that the Government has agreed to secure funding for DMTC for an additional three years.

In his announcement Mr Robert said “Technology that was researched and developed through DMTC has been commercialised through the Defence Materiel Organisation’s Priority Industry Capability Innovation Program. Simply put, this means the men and women of the Australian Defence Force, whether on operations or humanitarian missions, will continue to benefit from the technological advancements available to improve their safety and security on the job.”

This announcement means Australian research organisations and industry can look forward to engaging in further cost efficient collaborative programs with DMTC, which will provide tangible increases to the technology available to the ADF.

DMTC’s CEO, Dr Mark Hodge, said “DMTC will now be able to continue its work in developing the critical knowledge and expertise which underpins the Australian Defence Force capability.”

The media release for the announcement by the Assistant Minister for Defence can be found here.

Posted by DMTC on March 26th, 2014