GME joins the C4 EDGE team from NSW

NSW-based, GME is the latest defence SME to join the seventeen Australian companies in the C4 EDGE (Evolutionary Digital Ground Environment) Communications Programme revealed on Friday. Headquartered in Winston Hills, GME designs and manufactures RF communication systems, including encrypted radios and emergency beacons which will be a key feature of the programme developing a sovereign…

Wind generators could be made in WA

The Western Australian government has launched a feasibility study into producing wind turbine components locally. While the government claims this is the first time a State Government has explored the local supply chain for wind farms, Victoria has previously supported wind turbine assembly by industry leader Vestas at Geelong. However the initiative is welcome and…

17 SMEs take up army communications task

Seventeen Australian companies have joined the C4 EDGE (Evolutionary Digital Ground Environment) Communications Programme which will develop a sovereign land communications environment for the Australian Army. Initially the group will develop and demonstrate by the end of 2021 a new communications system to be used at the level of the battlegroup and below. The C4…

VET in school students on the rise

New data shows the number of school students undertaking vocational education and training (VET) as part of their secondary education has risen by 2.2 per cent to 235,800. VET in Schools 2019 shows there were 17,100 school-based apprentices and trainees and 218,700 students undertaking other VET in Schools programmes in 2019. Simon Walker, Managing Director…