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WA defence researchers awarded $1.19 million in grants The Western Australian government has awarded eight grants worth $1.19 million in total to defence researchers as part of the annual Collaborative Research Grant (CRG) program. The funded projects cover a range of fields, including maritime surveillance, modelling for tracking misinformation, and diver communication systems. The program…

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If we did so badly in sports, we would be mortified: AMGC

The recently-updated economic complexity rankings from Harvard University have seen Australia falling eight places to rank 91st in the world. The rankings are based on a country’s diversity and sophistication of exports, with Australia’s drop in the rankings described as “driven by a lack of diversification of exports⁩” by Harvard. ⁨”Australia⁩ is ⁨less complex than…

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EOS in satellite breakthrough, links with US defence

Space, communications and defence manufacturer Electro Optic Systems has scored the biggest possible ally as it attempts to commercialise its SpaceLink global system of linked optical relay communications satellites. SpaceLink has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command Technical Center (USASMDC-TC) in Redstone Arsenal,…

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Welding technology showcased in Mackay BOC, Weld Australia and Diverseco celebrated the launch of Weld Australia’s newly-formed Mackay Committee with a technology showcase at BOC Mackay’s Gas and Welding store last week. The event was attended by Geoff Crittenden, CEO of Weld Australia, and a panel of welding industry experts who delivered interactive demonstrations featuring…

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