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Australian defence company announces contract with US Marines

Australian Army and US Marines during Talisman Sabre '15 (Photo: USMC)

Canberra-based Kord Defence has signed a contract with the US Marine Corps for the testing and evaluation of a wireless control system, worth US$500,000.

First developed in 2016, the Kord Defence wireless control system is currently in use with the Australian Defence Force and allows soldiers to operate all their electronic equipment without taking their eyes off the target or hands off their weapons through the use of bluetooth low energy technology. 

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Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said, "With the support of government initiatives such as the Defence Innovation Hub, Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC), and the Australian Defence Export Office, small to medium enterprises are now accessing the United States and other key markets to generate new business opportunities, drive exports and grow employment."

The success of Kord Defence's wireless control system demonstrates the incredible potential of the Australian defence industry to support improved capability of not only the ADF, but also for allies. 

This latest contract with the USMC will extend the current testing and evaluation of Kord Defence's Rifle Input Control Technology to a wireless control system for use with the Marines' new rifle. 

"Kord Defence is now able to export a similar technology to the US Marine Corps. This is a great example of Australian innovation taking advantage of support from this government, to provide world-leading technology to support both Australian and allied soldiers," said Minister Pyne.

 

 

Australian defence company announces contract with US Marines
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