Burwell Technologies and BAE Systems automate ship blast systems

Abrasive blasting manufacturer Burwell Technologies has been working with shipbuilder BAE Systems Australia to test autonomous robotic blast systems that could be used to help automate construction of Hunter class frigates being built in Adelaide for the Royal Australian Navy. Burwell, which provided an autonomous robotic abrasive blast solution for the Sydney Harbour Bridge, is…

Q-CTRL to demonstrate quantum control technology

Sydney start-up Q-CTRL will demonstrate its performance-boosting quantum computer infrastructure software in a real-world problem at the Australian Army’s inaugural Quantum Technologies Challenge later this month. Q-CTRL derives from research extensively funded by universities and the federal government, and applies the principles of control engineering to power quantum technology. Quantum computing stores information at the…

EM Solutions ships final terminal for ANZAC frigates

Brisbane-based EM Solutions has completed the shipment of its final Cobra terminal for the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac Class Frigates. EM Solutions, a subsidiary of defence, communications and space manufacturer Electro Optic Systems, recently shipped its eighth multi-band satellite communications system (pictured below) for the frigates. Witnessing the over-the-air test of the Cobra terminal for…

Government building new Nulka missile production facility

The federal government has announced construction of a $23.9 million facility to build the Nulka anti-ship missile decoy rocket system. BAE Systems Australia is prime contractor for NUlka, one of Australia’s most successful defence exports, which carries an electronic warfare payload sourced from the United Sates. The missiles, mounted on Australian, United States and Canadian…

Raytheon engages with local SMEs to win defence work

US-owned Raytheon Australia’s has selected ten companies to participate in its recently launched industry engagement program that helps small businesses win defence work here and in export markets. The company, which in March opened a major new technical and manufacturing centre in Adelaide, selected these companies for its Capability Plus program: AOS Group, Melbourne archTIS,…