Air Affairs’s Phoenix jet drone deployed in Navy exercises

Air Affairs Australia’s Phoenix jet drone (pictured) has been successfully deployed in firing exercises involving Australia’s three air warfare destroyers HMAS Hobart, Sydney and Brisbane. Two of the Australian-made Phoenix drones simultaneously ‘attacked’ the ships flying in low at 300kts. According to the company: “Both targets flew faultlessly and turned precisely together to initially attack…

Austal launches Volta electric passenger ferries

International shipbuilder Austal has launched a range of new electric-powered high-speed passenger ferries dubbed Volta by the company. The three-ship range broke cover yesterday with the Perth-based company highlighting the Passenger Express 46V (pictured, centre), a fully electric-powered 46 metre ferry design. The 46V has a capacity of up to 450 passengers, a maximum speed…