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QinetiQ Australia partners with DSTG to manufacture high energy laser system


QinetiQ Australia has been awarded a $12.9 million contract to collaborate with the Department of Defence to co-develop and manufacture a high energy defensive laser system prototype in South Australia.

Laser beams

A world leader in laser research and technology, QinetiQ will work in collaboration with Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) to establish a high energy laser manufacturing capability in Australia.

“We are incredibly proud of the long-standing and deep partnership between QinetiQ Australia and DSTG,” Simon Fredericks, Managing Director, Engineering Services, QinetiQ Australia said. “By leveraging QinetiQ’s high-power laser technology and test and evaluation expertise in collaboration with DSTG’s scientific innovation, we will deliver enhanced sovereign capability to the ADF.”

Read the Defence Science and Technology Group media release here: https://www.defence.gov.au/news-events/releases/2023-04-04/defence-partnership-manufacture-high-energy-laser-system.