BAE Systems buys antenna and communications SME

BAE Systems Australia has purchased Radio Frequency Systems (Australia), taking control of a key partner in the modernisation of Australia’s Jindalee Operational Radar Network (JORN, pictured) and other critical defence projects. The decision to buy the company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Radio Frequency Systems (Germany), came as that company planned to move out of…

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AMC and Victoria support guided weapons workforce

The Australian Missile Corporation and the Victorian government are to work together to enable a “ready and able” Victorian workforce to support Australia’s Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) enterprise. Under an agreement between the parties, they intend prioritising local jobs, skills and training to accelerate Australia’s new smart munitions industry. The AMC is an…

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Hypersonix and SoMAC CRC aim for high temperature materials

Hypersonic vehicle developer Hypersonix Launch Systems and the Sovereign Manufacturing Automation for Composites Cooperative Research Centre (SoMAC CRC) have joined forces to tackle one of the big issues facing hypersonic flight – high temperature material integration. Hypersonic vehicles that travel at least five times faster than the speed of sound require materials that can withstand…

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New sinter technology promises greener steels

University of Queensland researchers have developed a new type of sinter that could accelerate the iron and steelmaking industry’s efforts to reduce its carbon emissions. In collaboration with industry partners Rio Tinto and Shougang Group, researchers from UQ’s Sustainable Minerals Institute developed a novel sinter that is both less carbon-intensive to create and more efficient…

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