New centre to focus on HF radar technology and skills

A new collaborative centre between industry, government and academia has been established in Adelaide for research into high-frequency (HF) radar technology which underpins Australia’s ability to control access to northern Australia. The University of Adelaide, the Department of Defence and BAE Systems Australia established the JORN Open Innovation Network (JOIN) Centre for Advanced Defence Research…

BAE Systems buys antenna and communications SME

BAE Systems Australia has purchased Radio Frequency Systems (Australia), taking control of a key partner in the modernisation of Australia’s Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN, pictured) and other critical defence projects. The decision to buy the company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Radio Frequency Systems (Germany), came as that company planned to move out of…

Defence industry partnering for success – series launch

@AuManufacturing today launches a sponsored series reporting on BAE Systems Australia’s Partnering for success defence industry supplier event which kicks off in Adelaide next week. In this launch article, Peter Roberts explores the relationship between defence contractors and local industry. With the release of the federal government’s Defence Strategic Review we now have a clearer…

Celebrating Australian sovereign capability – how Nova Systems is launching itself into space

Our series – Celebrating Australian sovereign capability – explores the space domain, seen by many as critical for everything from national security to environmental monitoring and the industrial internet of things communications. Here Peter Roberts charts Nova Systems journey from services provider to space technology developer and manufacturer. Nova Systems Executive General Manager Mission Solutions…

Land Forces 2022 — Sapphire clock earns another tick of approval

Today @AuManufacturing’s special editorial series, Land Forces 2022, looks at how an Australian invention — the world’s most precise atomic clock — fits into the Jindalee radar network upgrade. As reported by this website, the Sapphire Cryogenic Clock made by Adelaide timing and quantum sensing business QuantX Labs has passed through full acceptance testing and…