Currawong Engineering will enjoy a boost to their North American export opportunities thanks to a $150,000 Defence Global Competitiveness Grant.

The grant will be used to purchase specialist plant equipment to make an essential part of their UAVs in house. This will reduce lead times and increase their electronics production capability.

The Tasmanian small business is a world-leader in engines for UAVs and designs and manufactures mechanical and electronic products.

What is a Defence Global Competitiveness Grant?

Defence Global Competitiveness Grants of $15,000 to $150,000 are available to fund up to half the cost of investing in projects that build export capability. This helps to build a stronger, more sustainable and globally competitive Australian defence industry.

Project activities can include:

  • buying, leasing, constructing, installing or commissioning of capital equipment including specialist software to enhance cyber security
  • design, engineering and commissioning activities
  • workforce training and accreditations

How do I apply?

To find out more about SICP Grants and to submit an application, visit the Defence Global Competitiveness Grant page.

If you’d like help to understand export opportunities in the defence industry, visit the Advisory and facilitation services page to find out how we can help, and to apply for services.