Titomic in disruptive aerospace partnership

Large-scale additive manufacturing company Titomic has announced a new partnership with Ascent Aerospace which it believes could disrupt the global tooling industry. Ascent is the largest aerospace tooling supplier in the world and utilises advanced techniques to provide very large, high-quality tool solutions. It also supplies the commercial, defense, and space industries. In a two…

Taking US oil in a global crisis sounds good on paper, but it won’t do much for Australia’s energy security

By Christian Downie, Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow, Australian National University The federal government this week signed a deal with the US to access their oil reserves should global supplies be disrupted and we eat into our meagre reserve. Oil security is a hot topic in Australia – we consume more than a decade ago, produce…

Xtek receives $3.2 million defence order

Technology company Xtek has received a $3.2 million order from the Australian Defence Force for parts for small unmanned aerial systems (SUAS). The order follows on from a the Canberra company’s role, cemented in September, in providing long term support to the armed forces. The company, which also manufactures XTclave ballistic protection equipment, partners with…

Orbital makes inroads in UAV engine market

Orbital Corporation has deepened its relationship with Boeing, signing a memorandum of understanding designating the company as primary supplier of Boeing designed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) engines. The Perth company has been designated primary supplier for two engines designed by Boeing subsidiary, Insitu. One of the engines is currently in production (pictured) and the second…