Dronamics receives codes to operate its Australian made cargo drones

Cargo drone airline Dronamics has been officially assigned both IATA and ICAO designator codes, opening the way for the company’s Australian made drones to operate as a scheduled airline worldwide. In January @AuManufacturing reported that Sydney Composites manufacturer Quickstep was to manufacture an initial run of 10 drone cargo aircraft for European cargo airline Dronamics…

AUKUS is supposed to allow for robust technology sharing. The US will need to change its onerous laws first

By Lauren Sanders, The University of Queensland The AUKUS partnership between Australia, the US and the UK isn’t just about nuclear-propelled submarines. It also includes an information exchange agreement related to a number of new advanced technologies. These include cyber capabilities, electronic warfare, quantum technology, hypersonics, artificial intelligence and autonomous military capabilities. Although the partners…

Titanium powder factory slated for Melbourne then UAE will now be built in US: Amaero

Additive manufacturing company Amaero International has said decisive action from the State of Tennessee in coordinating incentives will see the company locate its titanium powder factory — “as well as Amaero’s research & development and corporate headquarters” — in the United States. The company, which was spun out of Monash University in Melbourne, cited commitments…

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Archer moves biochip graphene sensor to commercial fab Semiconductor company Archer Materials has announced completion of a proof of concept biosensing graphene transistor for use in its biochip, and submitted the technology design to a commercial foundry to verify scalability. Archer is transferring its first-generation graphene field effect transistor (“gFET”) design to a foundry partner, …

Ventura selects Custom Denning buses

Victoria’s Ventura Bus Lines will increase its fleet if city buses announcing an order totalling 22 Endeavour buses from local maker Custom Denning. Ventura’s General Manager of Fleet, David Burgess visited Custom Denning’s manufacturing and production facilities in St Marys, Sydney earlier in the year looking to add to their fleet of city buses. According…

Fungi could be the next frontier in fire safety

By Tien Huynh, RMIT University; Everson Kandare, RMIT University, and Nattanan Chulikavit, RMIT University Australia is no stranger to fire-related disasters. The country experiences more than 17,000 residential fires each year. Each winter brings an increase in potential fire hazards due to the use of heaters and candles. Couple this with our already fire-prone vegetation,…

Albanese announces 30 more Bushmasters for Ukraine

Prime minister Anthony Albanese has pledged a further 30 Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles to Ukraine during the NATO summit in Vilnius, Lithuania. According to a statement last night (Australian time), this takes the number of Bushmaster vehicles – built by Thales in Bendigo – pledged to 120. The total of military assistance from Australia since…