Austal USA delivers 11th LCS warship

Perth international shipbuilder Austal has delivered its eleventh Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Kansas City (pictured), to the US Navy. Built at the company’s Mobile, Alabama shipyard, the 127-metre long LCS’s are fast, multi-purpose vessels designed for near-shore waters, but capable of operating across the open ocean. Austal Chief Executive David Singleton said the…

Fleet Space powers metro-wide IoT application

SA Water has partnered with micro-satellite producer Fleet Space Technologies to produce an IoT application that spans the Adelaide metropolitan area. The SA Water Cooling the Community deployment Powered by Fleet (pictured) went live on Thursday. The deployment allows the public to find out temperatures on the ground, and especially across Adelaide’s extensive parklands, in…

Cochlear ups investment in sleep device

Hearing implant group Cochlear has increased its investment in a start-up business developing a device to combat obstructive sleep apnea. Apnea, a market dominated by Cochlear’s Australian rival ResMed, has attracted a number of competing devices with healthcare company Nyxoah pursuing a novel approach. The company’s device (pictured) stimulates the tongue nerve during sleep, triggering…

CALIX accelerates US growth with in-country acquisition

Chemical technology company Calix (ASX: CXL) has accelerated its penetration of the US market with the completion of the purchase of wastewater treatment business Inland Environmental Resources (IER). The company supplies magnesium hydroxide liquid (MHL) for use in the food processing, municipal and industrial wastewater treatment markets in the Pacific Northwest and Mid-West markets. The…