SYPAQ Systems (SYPAQ) recently hosted the Hon Melissa Price MP, Minister for Defence Industry at its new headquarters in Port Melbourne.
Minister Price toured the SYPAQ Production and Research Centre (SPaRC) Labs, while also meeting with consulting staff and witnessing a demonstration of SYPAQ’s Corvo™ family of autonomous systems in the CASA-certified indoor drone testing facility.
Headquartered in Melbourne, SYPAQ is an industry policy success story having been awarded more than $20 million in innovation, integration, and R&D contracts by Defence since 2017.
These innovation programs for Navy, Army and Air Force have principally been to develop autonomous systems, sensor systems, military systems integration, power generation, and artificial intelligence solutions.
SYPAQ CEO, Amanda Holt, said:
“It was a pleasure to host Minister Price to show her first hand the investment SYPAQ has made in developing our own sovereign autonomous systems integration and testing facility in Melbourne.
“SYPAQ’s success can be closely mapped against the federal government’s defence industry policy agenda, since the establishment of the Defence Innovation Hub in 2016.
SYPAQ’s General Manager – Innovation and Strategic Programs, Michael Partridge, said:
“SYPAQ’s vision for the Corvo product line is to create autonomous systems that do for the Australian Defence Force what Nulka did for electronic warfare, what CEAFAR did for radar technology, and what the Bushmaster did for protected vehicles.
“These programs all had significant government investment and are now sovereign capabilities in their own right.
“The government’s innovation agenda, and particularly the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority dedicated to robotics and autonomous systems, has given SYPAQ the confidence to invest in research and development that directly contributes to sovereign capability.”