Redarc’s big step forward in defence industry

Adelaide’s Redarc Defence Systems has demonstrated the wisdom of its growth from automotive supplier to defence contractor with a new order from Norwegian contractor, Kongsberg Defence Australia. The company has selected Redarc Defence to supply electro-mechanical components for the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) capability for the Australian Army. Redarc, which has…

Canberra’s latest bone-headed signal on green hydrogen

Comment by Peter Roberts The federal government has added to frustration about its stance on potential exports of green hydrogen, announcing $40 million in funding to establish a Future Energy Exports (FEnEx) Cooperative Research Centre. The FEnEx CRC, announced alongside a new CRC for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME), will develop ‘technologies to improve…

AMGC backs project to develop new composite rocket tanks

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has joined efforts by a group of Queensland companies to develop new lightweight composite rocket tanks. Gilmour Space, the University of Southern Queensland, Protonautics and Graphene Manufacturing Group are hoping to cut the weight of Gilmour’s rockets to deliver payloads of up to 250 kg such as small satellites into…