The CTD Program has had significant success with providing opportunities for industry to demonstrate innovative technology.
There are three key milestones for a successful CTD project:
The Capability Technology Demonstrator is being fully integrated into the Defence Innovation Hub in 2017. Capability and technology demonstrations are covered by Phase 2 of the Defence Innovation Hubís four phases of innovation development.
The Centre for Intelligent Systems Research at Deakin University has developed a mobile platform with a controllable arm that gives operators a sense of the weight and solidity of an object being manipulated.
Kestrel is a video motion target indication technology produced by Sentient.
This tracking system, developed by Blue Glue, ensures the whereabouts of all personnel aboard a vessel can be known at all times through use of wearable radio transmitter tags.
The Fibre Laser Sensor array, jointly developed by DST and Thales Australia, is a sea-bed surveillance array that detects sound with extreme sensitivity using micro-sized lasers embedded in the core of optic fibres.
The Joint Direct Attack Munition - Extended Range (JDAM-ER) is a significant success story for DST Group.