Austral navy ship finally exercises with RAN

It has been a long time coming but an Australian-designed aluminium trimaran warship built by Austal (ASX: ASB) has finally exercised with Royal Australian Navy ships. The Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet announced that the USS Montgomery (LCS 8), an Independence-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) designed and constructed by Austal in Alabama, had successfully conducted operations…

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Graphene set to change the future, but Australian commercialisation needs incentivisation

The nanomaterial graphene holds vast industrial possibilities, but more incentives are needed to commercialise world-leading Australian research, the Graphene + Enabled Smart Cities Conference heard yesterday. Chair of the Australian Graphene Industry Association Chris Gilbey said in his opening remarks at yesterday’s event that graphene was a critical ingredient in the “smart cities” of the…

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