Six SMEs get capability boost

Six Australian small businesses will boost their competitiveness with the award of the latest tranche of Defence Global Competitiveness Grants. Laserdyne, Heat Treatment, Acacia Systems, Intellidesign, UNEEK and SMETEC Services will share in $837,000 to invest in building their export capabilities. Minister for defence industry Melissa Price said: “Supporting the export capability of Australian small-to-medium…

mRNA: potential beyond the pandemic – by Matt Keon

As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic and the vaccine roll out picks up pace, the term mRNA has become part of our everyday vocabulary. Here Matt Keon argues that collaboration will unlock massive opportunities in health from mRNA technology beyond vaccines. Recently Victorian, NSW and federal governments all made commitments to kickstart the…

Barrett Communications awarded export comms contracts

Barrett Communications has won multiple new contracts for High Frequency (HF) and Very High Frequency (VHF) communications systems to be supplied to defence, peacekeeping and government customers around the world. The Perth company is supplying HF and VHF tactical radio communications systems in a multi-million dollar contract for international peacekeeping operations as well as civil…