Grant propels Adelaide SME into global defence market

Grant propels Adelaide SME into global defence market

Grant propels Adelaide SME into global defence market
Rheinmetall's Lynx, an Infantry Fighting Vehicle

Magill-based company Supashock will receive over $400,000 from a commercialisation grant under the Entrepreneurs' Programme to develop its dynamic suspension technology for amoured and protected defence vehicles produced by a major German manufacturer.

Supashock will work with German military vehicle builder Rheinmetall Defence to adapt its innovative range of suspension products for installation on the vehicles Rheinmetall produces for the world market.

The grant is valued at $468,887.

The company has developed a dynamic suspension system that delivers unprecedented levels of performance, safety and reliability for vehicles that operate in arduous conditions.

The award-winning Adelaide company produces specialised suspension systems for motorsports, off-road, heavy and mining vehicles.

The Australian government’s Centre for Defence Industry Capability's (CDIC) Global Supply Chain initiative helped Supashock connect with Rheinmetall Defence.

The CDIC collaborates with industry to support initiatives like the Entrepreneurs’ Programme to boost the competitiveness and innovation of Australia’s defence industry.

The government assistance will support a dedicated design, manufacture, install and test project to take the suspension from prototype to production for installation in Rheinmetall Defence military vehicles.

Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne said the new partnership is a great example of how innovative, advanced manufacturing companies are building their business and gaining access to opportunities in the global market by leveraging the range of support initiatives being delivered by the Australian government.

Minister Pyne said the defence industry is crucial to delivering the jobs of the future and driving the broader growth that we need to ensure Australia maintains its position as an advanced economy in the 21st century.

 

Grant propels Adelaide SME into global defence market
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted Content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
MORE FROM DEFENCE CONNECT
06:05
Defence tight-lipped on JORN tender
Progress on the tender decision for the billion-dollar AIR 2025 Phase 6 Jindalee Operational Radar ...
05:45
Industry searches for cyber experts
Defence’s cyber industry is on the hunt for emerging talent, with an upcoming event aimed at findi...
05:55
Hunter wins innovation hub for Williamtown
The NSW Hunter region’s defence industry is set to receive a major boost, with a Defence innovat...