Indra Australia to supply laboratory to facilitate IED analysis
The Commonwealth has selected Indra Australia to design and manufacture a Level 2 deployable forensic laboratory capability that is being procured under Project LAND 154 Phase 2 for AUD 36M. The system will be used primarily by the Australian Army to provide a forensic support capability for a range of roles including Counter Improvised Explosive Devices (CIED).
The system supplied by Indra will equip the Army with an advanced capability providing them with leading-edge technology to collect, analyse and document evidence from any IED incident. (Picture source: Australian Defence Mag)
The System supplied by Indra will equip the Army with an advanced capability that has not previously been configured in similar systems, providing them with leading-edge technology to collect, analyse and document evidence from any IED incident. While providing the Australian Army with state-of-the art capability, the project has focused on maximising local industrial content. Accordingly, over 90% of the contract will be executed by established Australian equipment manufacturers and distributors.
Daronmont Technologies has been selected, as a local South Australian company, for the critical role of manufacturing the laboratory shelters to the exacting operational, environmental and technical specifications required by the Commonwealth. During contract execution, Indra will transfer the appropriate technology to ensure that the systems can be maintained and sustained entirely and independently in Australia. Indra will be responsible for the delivery of key know-how gained from the delivery of similar deployed systems to clients worldwide, including the European Defence Agency; Indra’s first Laboratory was deployed in Afghanistan from 2011-2014.
Indra has been present in Australia since 2007, with close to 140 employees and offices in Sydney and Newcastle. It is a major supplier of enroute radars and air navigation equipment (Navaids) to Airservices Australia, is a worldwide supplier of DVORs Navaid systems from its production facility in Sydney and is currently executing Air 5431 Phase 1 and Navaid replacement projects for the Royal Australian Air Force. In 2015 Indra was awarded a contract to deploy one of the largest security systems in Asia Pacific – the supply and integration of 9500 cameras into a state of the art, fully digital, video management system for Sydney Trains. Indra has ongoing contracts in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.