GDS begins manufacture of container system for Abrams training simulator

Global Defence Solutions (GDS), an Australian veteran-owned SME, has announced that manufacture has begun of its deployable container system for the M1A2 Abrams System Enhancement Program Version 3 (SEPv3) main battle tank Immersive Tactical Trainer (ITT). The deployable ITT containers are being made at the company’s Nowra site, with the first scheduled for delivery in…

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Ampcontrol electrical engineers takes over Androck

Electrical engineering manufacturer Ampcontrol has today announced the acquisition of Hunter-based underground mining equipment specialist Androck Engineering & Mining. The acquisition transaction, the first made by Ampcontrol since its takeover by investment group Washington H. Soul Pattinson, is expected to be completed on 31 May 2023. Hunter Valley, NSW based Ampcontrol’s Managing Director & CEO…

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Space Machines reveals Australian space payload

Australian in-space transportation provider, Space Machines Company (SMC) has revealed the payloads to be launched into space by SpaceX aboard the Optimus OSV spacecraft bus (pictured). SMC’s Optimus OTV, one of the largest commercial spacecraft designed and manufactured in Australia, is almost complete, according to the company. Space Machines took to social media and said:…

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Boart Longyear buys scanning instrument business

Drilling equipment and services company Boart Longyear’s Veracio subsidiary is to buy scanning instrument manufacturer Minalyze boosting its instrumentation and software offerings. The company will buy the manufacturer of products which visualise geological data for US$29.3 million, made up of cash and promissory notes which will be convertible into shares. The company’s patented scanner and…

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Join @AuManufacturing for our new webinar and plan Your Digitisation Journey

It is the challenge facing every Australian business – how to digitise your operations – increasing efficiency and effectiveness by linking key operations and gathering, analysing and actioning data. Join @AuManufacturing and SoftLabs enterprise software on Wednesday, October 18 at 11am eastern time for our latest online webinar – Your Digitisation Journey. Editor Peter Roberts…

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