CEA Technologies awarded air defence radar contract

Canberra-based company CEA Technologies will manufacture four new Air Defence radars as part of the federal government’s $2.7 billion investment in defence’s new Joint Air Battle Management System. Minister for Defence Industry Pat Conroy welcomed the significant capability boost that the Australian designed and built radars will provide. Conroy said: “The new sensors will be…

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DroneShield to partner Australian Missile Corporation

The Australian Missile Corporation and drone detection and countermeasure manufacturer Drone Shield have signed a collaboration agreement as the AMC continues to pursue its role in the Australian government’s $1 billion Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) enterprise. The AMC was one of the Australian-based GWEO enterprise panel partners invited by the federal government in…

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Carbon Revolution demonstrates light weight helicopter wheel

Automotive one-piece carbon fibre road wheel manufacturer Carbon Revolution has reported the results of virtual validation tests of a light weight wheel designed to fit Australia’s CH-47 Chinook military helicopters. The company took to social media to report that it had designed a prototype lightweight carbon fibre helicopter wheel (pictured), which was 35 percent lighter…

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World-first Australian-developed coating shows long-term effectiveness against spread of bacteria, viruses

A team of Australian researchers have developed a world-first sprayable coating effective against the spread of both viruses and bacteria, and which could be commercially available within three years. The coating worked over a “sustained period” and could be applied in the same way as spray paint, according to a statement from the University of…

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Defence signs new agreement with American defence R&D organisation

US defence R&D organisation MITRE Corporation and the Australian department of defence have signed a new collaboration agreement, with MITRE to establish an Australian presence. The not-for-profit MITRE runs six federally-funded R&D centres in the US, assisting the US government with scientific and technological expertise, as well as participating in public-private programs. It was founded…

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