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Australian Defence Department partners with CyberOps for satellite programs



South Australia-based CyberOps has won a $299,000 contract with the Department of Defence to develop a security framework for nanosatellite development programs and operating systems.

In a joint media release with member for Sturt James Stevens, defence minister Melissa Price said that the growth of space technologies was providing opportunities in the space industry, with security a priority.

“We rely on space-based technology to support our way of life, including a range of communication activities, satellite imagery and timing signals from GPS-type navigation systems,” Price said. “The contract with CyberOps aims to improve Australia’s growing sovereign space industry by increasing the security and resilience of our military space systems.”

Price noted that the Defence Innovation Hub had invested more than $23 million in space-related innovations that will enhance situational awareness. Stevens added that CyberOps is one of many SA businesses that Defence is working with. “Companies working with Defence through the Defence Innovation Hub are developing cutting-edge and world-irst technologies to equip our warighters with some of the most advanced capabilities,” he said. Jessica Taulaga, Commsday

 


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