BAE Systems Australia to work on Boeing Loyal Wingman jet

BAE Systems has been selected to provide key components of the Loyal Wingman unmanned jet aircraft being developed by Boeing Defence Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Adelaide-based BAE will supply the unmanned flight vehicle management technology, simulation capabilities, flight control computers and navigation equipment for the aircraft. BAE has considerable experience in…

CSIRO names new Director of Manufacturing

Dr Marcus Zipper will begin as Director of Manufacturing at the CSIRO on August 1, replacing Dr Keith McLean.   The appointment was announced on Monday by the organisation, which also named Professor John Whittle as upcoming head of its data science division, Data61.   Zipper is a materials scientist and engineer by training, and…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – technology planning for competitiveness by Iain Wicking

The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 is now in its fourth week. Here Iain Wicking proposes a radical approach to technology planning for competitiveness.. The 21st century battlefield thus far has been characterised not by kinetic warfare but by achieving economic supremacy over…