CEA Technologies $277 million electronic warfare contract

Australian defence radar systems manufacturer CEA Technologies has been awarded a $277 million contract to provide advanced capabilities for Australia’s electronic warfare ranges as part of major upgrades to upgrade electronic attack capabilities. Canberra-based CEA will provide a number of fixed and portable emitters to support training exercises and strengthen capability across the Australian Defence…

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Hold the foam, says construction products maker (podcast)

There are mixed signals from government when it comes to sustainability, according to Holloway Group. Brent Balinski speaks to the company’s Matt Holloway and Jim Prior. Last week Victoria banned the sale of single-use plastics, following a similar ban in November in NSW. Among the banned items are single-use expanded polystyrene food and drink containers.…

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Best of the week — the five most popular stories among @AuManufacturing’s readers

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY’S FIRST FOUNDER IN RESIDENCE WILL FOCUS ON AEROSPACE R&D Rachael Barritt from Dovetail Electric Aviation has been named Swinburne University’s first Founder in Residence, with a focus on “new ideas and ventures” related to aerospace…

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Capral completes distribution acquisition

Aluminium products manufacturer Capral has completed its acquisition of Allyman Aluminium, an aluminium distribution business in Wollongong, New South Wales, servicing the South Coast of NSW. The acquisition comes as part of Capral’s commitment to expanding its distribution footprint to ensure it has Aluminium Trade Centres and distribution hubs strategically located throughout Australia, according to…

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Australian Aluminium Council wants aluminium on critical minerals list

The Australian Aluminium Council has requested that bauxite, alumina and aluminium be added to the nation’s list of critical minerals, citing their importance in the energy transition, the narrowness of the current list, and actions taken by international peers. “To capitalise on the nation’s abundance of these commodities and to position Australia as a supplier…

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Heavy industry supported to decarbonise in NSW

Four High emitting manufacturers in New South Wales will be supported to transform into low carbon facilities through partnership agreements with the state government to assist deep decarbonisation in heavy industry. A total of $855,000 in funding was announced to support decarbonisation studies by chemical manufacturer Orica, metal manufacturer Tomago Aluminium (pictured), cement producer Boral…

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ANSTO instrument finds radioactive ‘needle in a haystack’

Radiation specialists from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) were behind the successful detection and retrieval of a missing radioactive source in outback Western Australia. Working with the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA), Defence, and the Western Australia Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES), they located the miniscule-sized source…

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