Carbon revolution grant shows the absurdity in Canberra’s daily cash giveaways

Comment by Peter Roberts I hate to say this, but a $12 million Modern Manufacturing Initiative grant to help carbon fibre wheel manufacturer Carbon Revolution build its first Mega production line just announced has shown the absurdity, and the needless cost of federal government grant schemes. I hate to say this because I am a…

Thales and Ocius develop unmanned anti-submarine capability

Thales Australia and Ocius Technology have entered a teaming agreement to develop and deploy an Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) capability equipped for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and surveillance missions. The Australian designed and manufactured Blue Sentry autonomous system is made up of a team of Ocius Bluebottle USVs integrated with Thales’s new thin line Fibre Optic…

Excellence in maritime manufacturing – sustaining maritime systems

Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series Excellence in maritime manufacturing coinciding with the Indo Pacific 2022 International Maritime Exposition turns to the sustainment task. With the federal government confirming the purchase of a further 12 MH-60R Seahawk helicopters, Peter Roberts profiles industry spin-offs in Australia. The federal government yesterday announced the $8 billion purchase of 41 new…

Excellence in maritime manufacturing – Defence Innovation Hub celebrates successes

Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series Excellence in maritime manufacturing coinciding with the Indo Pacific 2022 International Maritime Exposition looks at success supported by the Defence Innovation Hub. The Defence Innovation Hub is taking the opportunity of the Indo Pacific Maritime Expo to celebrate some of its successes which support more than 2,000 jobs across Australia. With…