Sentient Vision and Shield to develop AI surveillance

Australia’s Sentient Vision Systems has partnered with US defence technology company Shield AI to offer AI-Enabled Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) capability to international defence forces. Sentient, which specialises in AI-enabled passive wide area search, and Shield plan to deliver their solution to the United States Department of Defense (DoD), Australian Defence Forces (ADF) Defence…

Moderna launches new R&D centre at Monash

US-based biotech company Moderna has opened its Regional Research Centre for Respiratory Medicines and Tropical Diseases and local headquarters in Melbourne, ahead of the expected opening of their mRNA factory next year. State industry minister Ben Carroll launched the new research centre on Tuesday. It sits next to its headquarters for Australia, New Zealand, South-East…

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Altech receives commitments for another $2.5 million in investment Altech Batteries announced on Monday that it has received binding commitments for shortfall shares, following a non-renounceable entitlement offer, raising an additional $2,538,000 before costs. Total proceeds worth $15,838,208 have now been raised, including $3,000,000 from the recent placement, as well as the allocation of $12,838,208…

Hanwha consortium pitches VenomX autonomy to the army

Korean defence manufacturer Hanwha Defense Australia (HDA) has brought together Australian and South Korean industry to pitch its autonomous VenomX logistics concept. The company is pitching the AI powered ‘Automated Protected Logistics to the Edge’ system to the Australian Army via the Robotic and Autonomous Systems Implementation and Coordination Office (RICO). Hanwha is building self-propelled…

AML3D snares US submarine work contract extension

Additive manufacturing machinery manufacturer AML3D has announced a contract extension for Nickel-Aluminum-Bronze (NAB) alloy characterisation and strength testing to support the US Navy’s submarine construction programme. The continuation of alloy testing will continue to demonstrate AML3D’s ability to meet the US Defence additive manufacturing qualification thresholds and aligns with AML3D’s strategy to embed ARCEMY 3D…

ARID launches bushfire detection and protection system

Industrial design and product development group ARID has collaborated with fire protection solutions company Embarr over the past two years to conceptualise, develop, test, and manufacture the just-launched Argus bush fire automated fire sprinkler control system. The innovative monitoring and fire suppression control solution is aimed at safeguarding properties in bush fire-prone regions, according to…