NSW Defence network funds quantum device work

The Defence Industry Quantum Research Consortium is funding two cutting-edge quantum science and technology research projects to the tune of $1.5 million. The consortium, a grouping of universiities brought together by the NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN), will bring researchers together with industry to pursue the projects. Member universities are Macquarie University, The University of…

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…