Australia’s CTD Program Funds Innovative R&D

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The Australian government has increased funding for its military capability and technology demonstrator (CTD) program by $31.5 million over the next three financial years - effectively doubling the annual average expenditure on the program. Australia will invest $20 million in 12 new technology projects during the next financial year, including a handheld underwater sonar device to detect mines, blast resistant anti-mine material for Army vehicles, and flexible solar panels to generate power for ADF operations in the field (similar to the Konarka products DID has previously covered)....

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