Australia’s Department of Defence Awards CyberOps Smallsat Security Development Contract

South Australian CyberOps Pty Ltd has collected an out-of-this-world deal with the Australia Department of Defence — the company has been awarded an AUD $299K contract to develop a security framework for smallsat development programs and operating systems, according to the Department.

The Australian Federal Minister for Defense Industry, Melissa Price, said in a press release that the rapid growth in space tech reinforced that security must be a priority, adding that the contract with CyberOps aims to improve Australia’s growing sovereign space industry by increasing the security and resilience of the nation’s military space systems.

Since the agency’s inception, the Australian Defence Innovation Hub has invested more than $23 million in space related innovations ranging from smallsats to radar systems that will enhance SSA.

South Australian MP James Stevens also congratulated CyberOps for securing the contract and said that companies working with Defence through the Defence Innovation Hub are developing cutting-edge and world-first technologies to equip Australian warfighters with some of the most advanced capabilities”

Founded in 2016, CyberOps specialties include space and defence consulting, process and architecture, governance and risk, security design and testing plus blockchain consulting.

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