Funding to boost research and development into defence-related projects will be included in the South Australian budget next week.
The government will allocate $7.9 million with extra funding from the commonwealth and local universities to take a pool of cash for collaborative ventures to almost $10 million.
"Simply put, this investment means we can connect the best of the best from the state's defence industry, research organisations and educational institutions to deliver hi-tech solutions and capabilities, creating more jobs in this critical sector for our state," Premier Steven Marshall said.
"A robust and resilient defence industry depends on a strong research and development base.
"South Australia prides itself on being visionary and our support of these innovative research projects reinforces this position."
The premier said next week's budget would also include an extension of the Defence and Space Landing Pad Program, which provides interim subsidised office accommodation and access to government and industry support services to attract, support and scale up international defence and space companies.
The initiative, funded from the Jobs and Economic Growth Fund, will provide $860,000 over three years.
"We want Adelaide to be the Australian home of as many defence and space companies as possible," Mr Marshall said.
"The extension of the Defence and Space Landing Pad Program provides companies with the starting blocks they need to set up shop in South Australia, ultimately creating local jobs."
Australian Associated Press