ViDAR system secures contract for test and development by Lockheed Martin

Australia’s Sentient ViDAR system has won a contract for test and development by global defence giant Lockheed Martin for rotary intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability. The program opens the door to export opportunities and integration with the company’s Sikorsky MH-60R & Lockheed Martin sensor suites. Locally developed by Melbourne’s Sentient Vision, Sentient ViDar (Visual…

$3.4 million in grants awarded to defence SMEs

Eight companies have been awarded a total of $3.4 million under the latest round of the Sovereign Industrial Capability Program. The SICP offers between $50,000 and $1 million in dollar-matched funding to SMEs in defence, for companies contributing to local capabilities, and aims to build the capacity and resilience of Australian small-to-medium sized business. The latest round…

Sumitomo extends its Australian hydrogen interests to embrace ‘green’

Japanese trading giant Sumitomo Corporation is to add green hydrogen to its efforts to produce hydrogen in Australia for export to Asia, according to the company. The company will set up a production facility in Gladstone, Queensland with engineering company JGC Holdings to produce green hydrogen using small solar-powered electrolysers. Investment of $9.6 million will…