$2 billion Hydrogen Headstart programme opens for business

The largest ever Commonwealth funding programme for renewable hydrogen, the $2 billion Hydrogen Headstart scheme, is now open for applications. The federal government’s Hydrogen Headstart program will help tap into the enormous global pipeline of private investment in hydrogen, hoping to attract investment from other locations. The United States’ $740 billion Inflation reduction Act and…

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HEX20 announces partnership with ispace and Skyroot Aerospace Adelaide-based smallsat company HEX20 has announced a strategic partnership with India’s Skyroot Aerospace and Japan’s ispace, “to leverage the combined technical prowess and regional networks of the three pioneering companies.” Lloyd Lopez, CEO of HEX20, said an MoU formalising the partnership was signed at the 74th International…

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Australian officials join AUKUS submarine inspection

Representatives from the Australian and US submarine support organisations have joined Royal Navy personnel in UK submarine operating base Faslane to understand how to maintain nuclear-powered submarines, which will support future AUKUS nations. Forming an Advance Verification Team (AVT), subject matter experts from all three AUKUS nations joined British shipyard personnel to develop their understanding…

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EOIs open for funding under iLAuNCH

The iLAuNCH (Innovative Launch, Automation, Novel Materials, Communications and Hypersonics) Trailblazer has made a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) in its second round of projects, with a cutoff date of November 20. ILAuNCH is a $180 million, four-year program dedicated to commercialising university research through partnerships with industry. It was awarded $50 million in…

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DroneShield releases new DroneSentry product for US Army expo

Drone detection and countermeasure manufacturer DroneShield has announced the release of “a multi-mission Counter-UAS solution”, named DroneSentry-X Mk2, which debuts at this week’s Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition (AUSA 2023.) In an announcement on Monday morning (Australian time) ahead of the Washington, DC event, DroneShield said the new UAS solution…

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