Trang Imagineering in Orange, has been awarded a defence innovation contract by the Australian Government, worth over $200,000.
The funds will allow the firm to research and explore 3D sensors for potential use by the Australian Defence Force.
So far, the 3D technology is already being utilised by the mining industry, but Federal Member for Calare Andrew Gee said, the innovation could be used by the ADF to monitor threats in conflict zones, by mapping changes to the terrain.
"The 3D scanners could potentially be attached onto heavy military vehicles to be able to identify terrain not suitable for movement.
“3D scan data may also be compatible with other technology such as mapping, providing better information on some locations, or identify safe passageways."
- Andrew Gee
The contract is part of the Federal Governments 1.6 billion dollar commitment to developing the country's defence capabilities and the innovation sector.