HMAS Armidale shows extent of SME’s defence involvement

A just-completed maintenance operation on HMAS Armidale (pictured) has illustrated the extent of SME involvement in supporting the Australian defence forces. Defence minister Melissa Price today announced Armidale had undocked in Cairns after undergoing a $5 million servicing and restoration project at the Norship shipyard. More than 200 critical tasks were carried out by Norship…

SPC collaborates to create foods of the future

Iconic Australian food manufacturer SPC, has established a joint venture with global food business Döhler which will create, manufacture and distribute new Australian sourced foods. SPC Chairman Hussein Rifai said: “There is no better way to ensure food manufacturing security than to follow our business strategy which is to become a global player in food…

Australian miniature satellite lift off

An Australian-made miniature satellite has been launched into space to test radio communications technologies to help shape future space capabilities. The M2 Pathfinder, developed by the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Canberra in partnership with the Royal Australian Air Force, is a significant next step in developing Defence space systems. The M2 Pathfinder, a…

Space mission control centre for Adelaide

Australian company Saber Astronautics has been chosen by the state and federal government to establish a space mission control centre in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD. The centre will house facilities for space businesses and researchers to control satellite and space missions, and include a live link to the International Space Station so visitors can…

Manufacturer value moves on the ASX

S&P Dow Jones is rebalancing its S&P/ASX stock indices which are based on market value on June 22, with manufacturers featuring in the changes. Amcor PLC will drop out of the S&P/ASX top 20 index following the demerger of its domestic and international businesses into locally-focused Orora and the global Amcor group. Gaming machine manufacturer…