Curtin teams with NASA JPL

Perth’s Curtin University and NASA JPL spin-off Chascii will work to deliver the first-ever optical communications from a 1U CubeSat based on the technology behind WA’s Binar-1 spacecraft. The spacecraft optical communications system will be developed in a new partnership between Curtin’s Space Science and Technology Centre and laser communications leader Chascii. Speaking at the…

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Excellence in maritime manufacturing – AIDN’s Brent Clark on defence/SME engagement

Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series Excellence in maritime manufacturing turns to the involvement of Australian owned SMEs in defence contracts. Here Peter Roberts interviews Brent Clark, CEO of our largest SME defence body, the Australian Industry & Defence Network. @AuManufacturing: The appointment of a defence industry minister in 2016 began a more public effort by the…

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Austal gets new US Navy ship order

The US subsidiary of Perth shipbuilder Austal will design and construct a 16th Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel for the US Navy. The USN has exercised a $324.6 million (US$230.5 million) fixed–priced incentive contract option for EPF 16 equipped with enhanced medical and aviation capabilities – the third medical version of the transport ship ordered.…

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Excellence in maritime manufacturing – frigate build makes up lost time says Craig Lockhart

Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series Excellence in maritime manufacturing turns to the Hunter class frigate programme. In an exclusive interview with Peter Roberts, BAE Systems Maritime Australia’s Craig Lockhart reveals the company has made up 12 months of early delays in constructing Hunter class frigates in Adelaide. He also refutes suggestions the anti-submarine frigates will be…

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Why you should be thinking about customer retention – not just acquisition

ADVERTISING FEATURE. By PIER Marketing It goes without saying that customer acquisition is an essential aspect of any business’s marketing strategy. But customer retention — the art of holding onto the customers you already have — is equally important. In fact, depending on where your business is at in its journey, customer retention might even be more important than acquisition.…

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