Skyborne Technologies has opened a specialised defence research and development facility in Murarrie, Queensland, designed to develop new defence technologies to provide aerial fire support on the battlefield with unmanned aerial vehicles, such as Skyborne’s Cerberus GL.
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Officially launched by Dr Sarah Pearson, deputy director-general of the innovation division for the Department of Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, the facility will support the research and development of next-generation unmanned aerial vehicles to support warfighters.
The facility is designed to develop new defence technologies to provide aerial fire support on the battlefield with unmanned aerial vehicles, such as Skyborne’s Cerberus GL.
Skyborne will utilise the advanced manufacturing capacity of the new workshop and work on further defence projects in partnership with Cyborg Dynamics Engineering.
Dr Michael Creagh, CEO of Skyborne Technologies, said, "Our team is made up of highly capable engineers and Skyborne is creating additional job opportunities with the opening of this facility.
"The support of the Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas program has been invaluable in allowing Skyborne to continue its fast pace of innovation and secure additional funding to further development."
Chief business officer Adrian Dudok said, "We’re proud to be contributing to the defence capabilities here in Queensland and our aim is to develop and manufacture this technology in Brisbane."
Skyborne Technologies is a high-tech defence and security R&D company based in Brisbane, Australia. The company's flagship product is the Cerberus GL; the first man-packable aerial fire support UAS platform.