Build Australian satellites – Australian Academy of Science

Australia should build, launch and operate a range of satellites to reduce sovereign risk, according to a new report from the prestigious Australian Academy of Science. The Australia in Space: a decadal plan for Australian space science 2021–2030 report released today said Australia’s complete reliance on data from foreign-owned satellites in weather forecasting, resource and…

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Fail to Embrace Autonomous Robotics & Technology and Fall Behind – by Daniel Milford

Australian business must embrace automation if they’re going to grow and remain competitive into the future, explains Daniel Milford (pictured, below). Few leaders have a mature understanding of how to leverage technology in managing their business and leading their customers and employees into the future. Companies that talk about rather than act upon transforming their…

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Norsta awarded $70 RAN maintenance contract at new Cairns base

Norsta Maritime of Cairns has been awarded a five-year, $70 million naval maintenance contract delivering the Cairns Regional Maintenance Centre, which will become operational “within the coming months” and initially support the evolved Cape class patrol boats. The contract came with incentives for local SMEs to compete for work, with “local industry set to benefit…

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Deakin University to develop augmented training system

Victoria’s Deakin University is to develop a high-tech augmented and virtual naval firefighting training system for the Australian Defence Force. The federal government has signed a $5.13 million contract with Deakin to continue its development of the cutting-edge system in partnership with technology companies Kellogg, Brown & Root and FLAIM.. The immersive training system for…

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