After well over a decade of research and development, local manufacturer Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment will soon be fitting its fire-fighting invention to helicopters across the globe, thanks to support from the federal Accelerating Commercialisation grants program.

Making the announcement, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment will receive $497,500 and is among 10 businesses sharing in $3.1 million worth of funding.

“These grants support businesses exhibiting Aussie ingenuity and working to bring their products to life in new and expanding markets,” Andrews said.

“Helitak is an Australian business providing solutions to help battle fires, not just here at home but also overseas.

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