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The Defence Future Capability Technology Centre

Grant


Scheme


  • Establishment of a Defence Future Capability Technology Centre

Abstract


  • The future defence capability of Australila is dependent to a significant extent on the breadth, quality and performance of its military equipment infrastructure including land-based armoured vehicles, marine platforms and air weapans platforms. Superior performance of defence eqUipmEnt (leading durability) is often made possible through the development and/or application of innovative new materials. This proposal addresses materials research requirement s over a 7 year period with a range of short, medium and long term ouTputs. In the short term (2-3 years) the acCent is on the enabling technology required to fabricate components based on advanced materials in areas new to the defence force (e.g. the stealthy Joint strike fighter programme requires much greater use of composites and titanium) In parrallel, and over the full seven years of the DFCTC, the programme will also address the design and development of innovative materials and manufacturing processes that will be used for generations. Defence applications are the driver for all research programs.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Local Award Id


  • 10084

Scheme


  • Establishment of a Defence Future Capability Technology Centre

Abstract


  • The future defence capability of Australila is dependent to a significant extent on the breadth, quality and performance of its military equipment infrastructure including land-based armoured vehicles, marine platforms and air weapans platforms. Superior performance of defence eqUipmEnt (leading durability) is often made possible through the development and/or application of innovative new materials. This proposal addresses materials research requirement s over a 7 year period with a range of short, medium and long term ouTputs. In the short term (2-3 years) the acCent is on the enabling technology required to fabricate components based on advanced materials in areas new to the defence force (e.g. the stealthy Joint strike fighter programme requires much greater use of composites and titanium) In parrallel, and over the full seven years of the DFCTC, the programme will also address the design and development of innovative materials and manufacturing processes that will be used for generations. Defence applications are the driver for all research programs.

Date/time Interval


  • 2008

Local Award Id


  • 10084