Spain's Indra has been awarded an AUD36 million (USD25.4 million) contract by the Australian government to design and manufacture a deployable forensic laboratory that will facilitate the rapid collection, analysis, and documentation of evidence from any incident involving an improvised explosive device (IED).
The capability, which is being acquired by Canberra under Project Land 154 Phase 2, will be used primarily by the Australian Army and can be used for a range of roles, including counter-IED operations, said the IT and defence electronics company in a statement on 9 October.
According to the company, over 90% of the contract will be carried out by Australian equipment manufacturers and distributors.
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