Williamtown to be defence and aerospace hub

The New South Wales government has announced the area around Williamtown air force base will be the state’s fifth special business activation precinct. Deputy premier John Barilaro said the area will turbocharge the region’s growth as a national and international defence and aerospace hub. The NSW Government will define 10,000 hectares around the Port Stephens…

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS TO DELIVER PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

Three University of Wollongong-led research projects have been awarded close to $1 million funding to develop blockchain and electric powertrain technologies. The grants, through the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme, are designed to bring university researchers together with industry partners. Professor Willy Susilo of UOW’s School of Computing and Information Technology received $199,857 for…

Austal’s USS Oakland completes acceptance trials

The future USS Oakland (pictured) the 12th littoral combat ship built for the US Navy by international shipbuilder Austal has completed its acceptance trials. Austal chief executive David Singleton said the completion of the trials during the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated the company’s capability and reliability under challenging conditions. He said: “Austal USA has clearly answered…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – countdown to launch

We are on the countdown to the launch of the Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing new deal plan for manufacturing. The plan, crowd sourced from readers and Forum members, will be released on Monday and available for download through @AuManufacturing news. We received close to 50 substantial submissions, numerous emails and phone calls, and hundreds…

RUAG awarded Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant

RUAG Australia has been awarded a Defence grant to grow its capacity and supply chain resilience to support Defence and sustainment of aircraft. The Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority (SICP) grant will enhance efficiency and competitiveness of the company through modernising and automating capital equipment. It will also go towards aid capabilities in the manufacturing and…