Aspen Medical opens Queensland PPE factory

International healthcare provider Aspen Medical has expanded into manufacturing at its Brendale facility, beginning manufacture of PPE equipment with the help of the state government. The company, which provides hospital and medical services to defence forces, remote locations and to mitigate global crises such as the outbreak of Ebola, invested $2 million in upgrading its…

EOS weapons system chosen for defence

The federal government has chosen remotely operated weapons systems manufactured by Electro Optic Systems Holdings in Canberra as part of acquisitions announced in this week’s defence update. The army will buy acquire 251 Remote Weapon Stations (main picture mounted on a Thales Bushmaster, and below) in a contract of undisclosed value. The remote weapon Stations…

Visionflex adds ultrasound to telehealth offering

Telemedicine device manufacturer Visionflex has added an ultrasound capability (pictured) to its ProEx Telehealth Hub remote healthcare system. The system connects patients and medical practitioners in remote areas via satellite, allowing remote monitoring of patients and diagnosis of health conditions. Using a range of devices such as digital cameras, pulse oximiters, ECG heart monitors, thermometers…

Prefab house built in just 10 days

A duplex in Matraville in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has been completed to lock up stage in 10 days using an innovative locally prefabricated construction system. The prefab system is the fastest panelised house construction system in Australia, according to its developer Panelup Systems, and can speed up home construction by more than 50 per cent.…

Science and industry’s role in our new defence posture

Analysis by Peter Roberts Australian science and industry has a surprisingly key role to play in the new more potent defensive stance announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday. Many of the systems envisaged such as hypersonic cruise missiles, directed energy weapons and our own satellites are still in the development phase. However the past…