Acquisition of Bushmaster EW capability

Australia’s Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles will be modified and upgraded with electronic warfare systems under a $75 million contract. Defence industry minister Pat Conroy this morning announced what he called the Land Force Level Electronic Warfare Project which will upgrade the Bushmasters, originally manufactured by Thales in Bendigo. Conroy said the systems would improve the…

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Rocketery win to University of Sydney

The University of Sydney Rocketry Team has been announced as the overall winner of the Spaceport America Cup intercollegiate rocketry competition, held annually in New Mexico. Competing against 97 student teams from around the globe the University of Sydney team placed first in three categories – winning the overall competition and taking out first place…

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Gekko and Singapore company work together on greener gold processing

Mineral processing specialist Gekko Systems and Singaporean “Clean Mining” company Clean Earth Technologies have announced execution of an MoU that will see them join forces on gold processing projects. In a statement on Friday, the Ballarat-based Gekko said it would combine its Inline Leach Reactor (ILR) and associated equipment with CET’s cyanide and acid-free reagents…

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Flinders to focus on marine industries biofouling

Australia’s shipbuilding and marine equipment industries will get a major boost with the announcement of a new ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre for Biofilm Research and Innovation based at Flinders University in Adelaide. The $5 million centre will attract almost $7.65 million from industry and research partners and explore the microbiological complexities of biofilms commonly…

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