L3-Micreo to export IED protection systems

Brisbane’s L3-Micreo will produce and export more than 14,000 SILVERSHIELD units which protect vehicles from radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The units will be delivered to the Afghanistan National Defence and Security Forces and are in addition to 16,000 systems exported in 2018. The latest contract, announced by defence industry minister, Linda Reynolds, brings to…

DST developing new underwater sensor

Scientists from Australia’s Defence Science and Technology group have successfully demonstrated underwater detection with a new type of sensor. The detector, which utilises a cutting-edge single-photon avalanche detector (SPAD) built by a team led by scientist Joyce Mau, has been patented by DST. SPAD is a solid-state photodetector in which photons of light can trigger…

Planet Ark Power wins award with AI-based energy system

Brisbane renewable energy technology company, Planet Ark Power has won an award in the global Start Up Energy Transition (SET) awards 2019 just finalised in Germany. The awards, an initiative of the German Energy Agency, recognised Planet Ark in the intelligent grids category, beating out 450 businesses from 80 countries. The company’s executive director, Richard…