Canberra-based drone technology company Department 13 has joined the peak defence and security industry association, which it hopes will help it penetrate the government sector.
Department 13 announced on December 9 that it had joined the Australian Industry and Defence Network, an 800-member association representing defence small to medium enterprises (SMEs).
The AIDN works with state and federal agencies – including Defence and the Department of Industry, Science and Resources – and acts as a focal point for defence industry interaction with a local base of smaller defence companies.
Department 13 says its acceptance into AIDN marks a milestone after it re-launched earlier this year to service government, private and public sector enterprises.
Department 13 chief executive officer Lee Croft says membership of AIDN will help the company showcase its drone technology and operating systems.