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Eighteen Australian defence innovators, including four Young Innovators, have been shortlisted for the LAND FORCES 2018 Industry Innovation Awards. The Awards, in six categories, will be announced on Wednesday 5 September during the LAND FORCES 2018 Exposition. The Awards will be presented at the LAND FORCES 2018 Theatrette in Exhibition Hall 4 at 4.15pm that day.

The contenders are vying for the:

  • LAND FORCES 2018 National Innovation Award
  • LAND FORCES 2018 SME Innovation Grant
  • LAND FORCES 2018 Young Innovator Scholarship
  • LAND FORCES 2018 Innovation Award for Combat Equipment and Mobility
  • LAND FORCES 2018 Innovation Award for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Cyber
  • LAND FORCES 2018 Innovation Award for Autonomous and Unmanned Systems

All of the Award winners will be presented with a trophy, while the winners of the SME Innovation Grant and the Young Innovator Scholarship will receive cheques for $15,000 each. All 18 Australian innovators shortlisted for the Innovation Awards will be featured at LAND FORCES 2018 in a dedicated Innovation Awards Showcase in the Foyer of LAND FORCES 2018.

The LAND FORCES 2018 Exposition is organised by Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited (IDSAL) and will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 4-6 September.

LAND FORCES 2018 Innovation Awards Shortlist:

  • Blue Zone Group (NSW) – Z-Boat Marine ISR platform for Army
  • Boeing Defence Australia Limited (QLD) - Currawong Battlespace Management System
  • Cogito Group Pty Limited (ACT) - Jellyfish cyber security system
  • DMTC Limited (VIC) - Nplex MCM diagnosis system
  • DroneShield Limited (NSW) - DroneGun Tactical
  • DST Group (ACT) - Black Canary toxic threat warning system
  • GaardTech (QLD) - 3D TARGETS systems
  • GreyScan Pty Limited (VIC) - GreyScan ETD-100 Explosive Trace Detector
  • Intelligent Security Integration Australia Pty Limited (VIC) - Rapid Scout surveillance system
  • JAR Aerospace Pty Limited (NSW) - IRIS UAV system
  • L3 Micreo Pty Limited (QLD) - SILVERSHIELD EW system
  • ONETIDE Modular Systems ((WA) – Mobile Microgrid
  • Skyborne Technologies (QLD) - Cerberus armed UAS
  • Titomic Limited (VIC) – Ruggedised TUAV

LAND FORCES 2018 Young Innovator Award Shortlist:

  • Mr Angus Bean Droneshield Limited (NSW)
  • Mr Steve Linforth University of Melbourne (VIC)
  • Mr Taylor Thomas JAR Aerospace (NSW)
  • Mr Joshua Wilson Skyborne Technologies (QLD)

For enquiries about the Innovation Awards contact:
Gregor Ferguson – Executive Manager Industry Development
Tel: 0414 803 717

For Media enquiries contact:
Philip Smart – Executive Manager Corporate Communications
Tel: 0438 311 644