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Electro Optic Systems’ record deliveries Defence, space and communications manufacturer Electro Optic Systems delivered a record number of its key products – remote weapons systems and satellite terminals – in the December quarter. The Canberra company expects orders delayed during the Covbid-19 pandemic to be let over the next year and has been investing in…

Cybersecurity – Identity and Access Management series: A growth tool as well as an expense

To close week one of our Cybersecurity – Identity and Access Management series, we look at some quick, easy ways manufacturers can improve their security, as well as the commercial benefits attached to lifting “cyber fitness”. Brent Balinski speaks to Susie Jones, founder of small and micro-business specialist Cynch Security. 

Infrastructure loans back Pilbara urea project

The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has announced it will invest $255 million in infrastructure supporting the proposed $4.3 billion Perdaman Urea Project at Karratha in Western Australia. The investment in the form of loans will upgrade common-user infrastructure that will support the project, which will convert liquefied natural gas into about two million tonnes…

Airservices and Skykraft to develop space-based communication

Airservices Australia and space services company, Skykraft have partnered in the development of a space-based communication and surveillance air traffic management capability. Under the collaboration, Airservices will share its air navigation, technical engineering and air traffic management expertise to support design, development, and validation of the system, as well as support Skykraft to conduct space-based…