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Australia Shortlists Seven Proposals to Research Advanced Materials

The Australian Division of Defense has decided on analysis projects to boost and integrate complex materials to permit enhanced coverage for military structures.

The DoD chose seven analysis proposals from Australian universities and business companies out of the 32 bids that were received.

Australian universities and companies whose proposals were shortlisted include the College of Southern Queensland, the School of New South Wales, RMIT College, CSIRO, Deakin School and Qinetiq Australia.

The tenders were received in a joint call led through Australia’s Defense Science and Know-How Crew (DST), and the United Kingdom’s Defense Science and Know-How Laboratory, and Defense and Safety Accelerator.

Throughout the program, the DoD focuses on seeking out answers to growing clinical demanding situations.

The research mission will aim at creating adhesives for joining high-temperature systems and techniques for the combination and repair of various composite forms.

Successful establishments and firms will also carry out analysis associated with the bonding of ceramic armor for more favorable coverage against bullets and missiles.

The DoD said that the seven shortlisted Australian proposals would obtain $900,000 from the Next-Gen Technologies Fund, controlled via DST.

The United Kingdom gained 38 research projects as a part of the joint call. Roughly £562,700 in funding shall be granted to strengthen UK research.

Monro said that the United Kingdom-Australia bilateral call served as a unique solution to sourcing cutting-edge science and know-how solutions under Australia’s Small Trade Innovation Analysis for Defense initiative.

Monro added: “The experience has given us helpful insight and a much broader viewpoint on issues shared by our two countries.

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