New navy shipbuilding milestones

The federal government’s naval shipbuilding plans are ramping up with progress building massive new facilities in Adelaide, and the laying down of the keel of the first Arafura class offshore patrol vessel (OPV). Defence announced more than 50 tonnes of Australian steel has been assembled at Osborne Naval Shipyard in Adelaide marking the official completion…

Printed solar cells could boost functional printing industries

The University of Newcastle has unveilled an innovative solution to reducing the cost of solar photo voltaic power. The University this week inaugurated a printed solar demonstration plant made from photo sensitive and conductive inks printed onto ultra-thin, clear laminated sheets. The 100 square metre PV site was rapidly manufactured, enabling accelerated deployment in the…

Drone Shield to enter Middle East markets

Australian anti-drone security company, DroneShield (ASX: DRO) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia’s Public Telecommunication Co to enter Middle East markets. Public Telecommunication’s STC Specialized group, which is ‘guided’ by the Saudi government to partner with leading foreign companies, has added DroneShield to its partner list. The company said in a statement:…