Players line up for AUKUS as Huntington Ingalls bets on Australia

The constructor of the United States’ Virginia class submarines Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) is the latest company to invest further in Australia on the promise of submarine construction under the AUKUS pact. Babcock International, which has been positioning itself to provide infrastructure for nuclear powered submarines in Perth and Adelaide has combined with Newport News-based…

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Queensland gets closer to Japan in green energy R&D

The Queensland government has announced two new collaborations that link the state’s green energy plans more closely to Japanese research and demonstration capabilities. The government announced that the University of Queensland and the University of Tokyo had signed another Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand on 25 years of collaborative research. And it revealed that…

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Best of the week — the five most popular stories among @AuManufacturing’s readers, September 11 – 15, 2023

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) Incitec Pivot hit by acid production shortfall Fertiliser and explosives group Incitec Pivot is facing a reduction in fertiliser output from its Phosphate Hill plant in Queensland even as it moves to complete the sale of its…

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Premcar begins production of Nissan Patrol Warrior at new factory

Australian automotive engineering company Premcar has begun production of the first-ever Nissan Patrol Warrior at its newly-opened Epping factory, with the vehicles set to appear in Nissan showrooms in October. In a statement on Friday, Premcar said full secondary new-vehicle production of the Australian-engineered-and-developed Warrior follows the completion of its final local tuning and manufacturing…

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REDARC and ST Engineering partner for vehicle electronics

Electronics manufacturer REDARC Defence & Space and Singapore defence and electronics company ST Engineering Advanced Networks & Sensors Pte Ltd have signed a partnership agreement at the defence and security technology show, DSEi 2023 in London. The partnership will enable Adelaide-based REDARC to provide Vehicle Electronics Solutions to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) while driving…

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Australia and Indonesia cooperate on battery research

Australia’s Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBICRC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indonesia’s National Battery Research Institute (NBRI) witnessed by Bill Johnston, WA Minister for Energy, Mines and Petroleum and the Hydrogen industry. The agreement is intended to strengthen collaboration in battery research, technology and innovation between Australia and Indonesia, and…

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