Griffith University will look for smart machine technologies in the first Defence Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Trusted
Autonomous Systems.

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, announced the formation of the centre being set up under the Next Generation Technologies Fund, with $50 million invested over seven years to deliver trustworthy smart-machine technologies for new defence capabilities based on advanced humanmachine teaming concepts.

Minister Pyne said the headquarters of the Defence CRC for Trusted Autonomous Systems would be located in Queensland.

“This announcement is great for the state of Queensland, and clearly proves that our biggest build-up of defence capability in our country’s history is truly a national endeavour”, Minister Pyne said.

There will be three Defence CRC research projects led by BAE Systems, Thales Australia and Lockheed Martin in the land, maritime and aerospace domains.

Griffith is part of the aerospace domain.

One project will develop a trusted event analytics framework that can aid the reliable design, analysis, control and testing of complex autonomous systems.

The other willdevelop a unified command and control platform enhancing defence’s existing C&D vehicle fleet and tactical ISR Unmanned systems, in support of urban counter insurgency operations, littoral operations and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief.

Griffith Sciences Pro Vice Chancellor Professor Andrew Smith said this was another excellent opportunity to showcase the Universities remarkable achievements.

“This groundbreaking announcement will showcase Griffith’s expertise and innovation in this futuristic technology that will position us as a global leader in this field”, he said.