KBR awarded contracts on MQ-4C Triton

KBR has welcomed two separate contracts with the department of defence, supporting the first MQ-4C Triton remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS), ahead of scheduled delivery of the aircraft in 2024’s second half.  The company said in a statement on Tuesday (Houston, US time) that the contracts will see it support Triton’s “aeronautical and geospatial requirements,…

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Stralis to showcase its hydrogen electric aircraft at Gold Coast conference

Green hydrogen-electric aircraft pioneer Stralis Aircraft will display its Beechcraft Bonanza hydrogen-electric ground test bed, otherwise known as ‘Clyde’, at the Regional Aviation Association of Australia Convention 2024 to be held in March in the Gold Coast, Queensland. The Bonanza A36 fuselage has been retrofitted with a hydrogen-electric propulsion system which completed high-power engine testing…

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Two CRC bids combine to seek new manufacturing CRC funding

Two bids for new manufacturing related Cooperative Research Centres have agreed to merge their bid to increase opportunities for company involvement and the chance of securing CRC backing for their proposals. The SMCRC (Surface Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre) and AMCRC (Additive Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre) have decided to merge into a single, unified bid. This…

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A prefab building revolution can help resolve both the climate and housing crises

By Ehsan Noroozinejad, Western Sydney University and Parisa Ziaesaeidi, Western Sydney University The world faces an increasing shortage of housing and an escalating climate emergency. These urgent global issues call for quick action and innovative solutions. The numbers show us how stark things are. Construction activities and building operations produce more than 40% of the…

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BluGlass completes GaNWorks acquisition

ASX-listed compound semiconductor developer BluGlass has announced the completed acquisition of Silicon Valley-based contract manufacturer GaNWorks Foundry and successful installation and validation of gallium nitride (GaN) wafer processing equipment onsite. BluGlass announced the acquisition of its former manufacturing partner in December last year for $US 800,000, made up of $US 120,000 cash and $US 680,000…

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Clearvue’s glazing technology to feature in Australian made windows

Clearvue, a Western Australian-headquartered developer of solar photovoltaic glazing technology for windows, has announced an agreement with Safety Glass, representing Clearvue’s first manufacturing and distribution deal in its home country. In a statement, the company called the three-year deal on its integrated glazing units a “significant new business step forward” for its technology, which sits…

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