APV WINS DEFENCE SEAT BELT EXPORT ORDER

Automotive manufacturer APV has been awarded a three year US$500,000 contract to supply passenger restraints for BAE Systems military vehicles in the United States. The company’s APV military seatbelts will be used by BAE Systems for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle programme for the US Marines and the Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle programme for the US Army…

AmpControl to make ventilators in NSW

Two New South Wales consortia have been selected by the state government to produce prototypes of new hospital ventilators to treat cases of Covid-19. Groups led by the University of Sydney and by Newcastle-based Ampcontrol were selected from five applicants and will produce an initial 10 prototypes each for testing and approval by the Therapeutic…

CSL in development of blood-derived Covid-19 treatment

Biotechnology giant CSL has begun development of a blood-derived treatment for Covid-19, known as COVID-19 Immunoglobulin. The Melbourne company believes the product could be used to treat people seriously ill with the complications caused by the virus, particularly those whose illness is progressing towards the need for ventilation. The treatment will be derived from blood…

Archer in quantum deal with IBM

New materials technology developer Archer Materials has signed an agreement with computing giant IBM to advance their quantum computing ambitions. The company, which is progressing development of a quantum computing chip, has joined the global IBM Q Network as an ‘ecosystem partner’. Archer’s chip, known as the CQ qubit processor, will now utilise IBM’s open…

BAE Systems Australia to work on Boeing Loyal Wingman jet

BAE Systems has been selected to provide key components of the Loyal Wingman unmanned jet aircraft being developed by Boeing Defence Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Adelaide-based BAE will supply the unmanned flight vehicle management technology, simulation capabilities, flight control computers and navigation equipment for the aircraft. BAE has considerable experience in…