Free Innovate to Grow program taking applications from cyber security, digital technology SMEs

An upcoming round of CSIRO’s Innovate to Grow program, which provides free coaching on R&D for SMEs, is accepting nominations from cyber security and digital technology sector companies until September 17. The program provides ten weeks of online classes and links participants to “expert knowledge, resources, and mentors” according to the national science agency. It…

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EM Solutions’ in-orbit test of satellite transponder

Communications manufacturer EM Solutions has successfully completed the first of its system level tests for a transponder developed for Telesat’s LEO 3 demonstration satellite. Launched on 18 July, the satellite payload features both Ka and V-band uplinks and downlinking on either Ka or Q-band according to an announcement. Its compact size, weight and power consumption…

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Uncrewed autonomous vehicle in weapons fire test

The Australian Army has confirmed that it test fired a weapon system from an autonomous uncrewed armoured vehicle during exercises. The Australian-first test firing was carried out by the Army’s Robotic and Autonomous Systems Implementation & Coordination Office (RICO) during a human-machine team demonstration at Puckapunyal, Victoria. During the demonstration, RICO tested a range of…

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Premcar develops chassis, suspension for reimagined classic Ford

Australian new-vehicle engineering and manufacturing firm Premcar has teamed up with US manufacturer of reimagined classic Ford Bronco SUVs, Gateway Bronco, to develop its latest model. Unveiled during this year’s Monterey Car Week in the USA, Premcar will develop the chassis, suspension and steering for Illinois-based Gateway’s newest 1960s-inspired LUXE-GT model based on the classic…

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Babcock the latest to prepare for role in future nuclear submarines

Babcock Australasia has become the latest company to ready itself for work supporting Australia’s deployment to Western Australia and ultimate construction of nuclear powered submarines in Adelaide. Fran Worthington was appointed to the role as inaugural Managing Director, Nuclear and ‘will take charge of Babcock’s contribution to the development of future military nuclear infrastructure and…

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