Saab Australia has partnered with UniSA to collaborate on the design for a new naval combat console.
The collaboration comes from the Defence Technologies Institute which was established between Saab and UniSA in 2017 to focus on collaborative research and teaching opportunities in the South Australian defence sector.
To this end, UniSA students in STEM related fields have been working with Saab to build industry experience. Saab has hosted projects for STEM students varying from single semester to year-long honours’ projects, and UniSA researchers with Saab have explored augmented and virtual reality, and human centred solutions for combat readiness.
“Saab is working closely with UniSA so that for generations to come, graduates from this partnership will build a skilled, technologically savvy workforce with defence capabilities”, says Andy Keough, Managing Director of Saab Australia.
UniSA’s newly appointed Director of Defence, Matt Opie added, “This is a great example of collaboration between industry and academia to design and deliver enhanced capabilities to the Australian Defence Force”.