Western Australia plans to build its own suburban trains

The Western Australian government is planning to integrate local rail car manufacturing into its ambitious plans to expand Perth’s suburban rail network. The government , which has just taken delivery of the last of 78 Queensland-made B-series rail car sets, plans to let an order in 2019 for new Metronet trains. The final three-car B-series…

Thomas Global delivers submarine control systems

Sydney defence manufacturer Thomas Global Systems has completed delivery of key components of the Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System for Australia’s Collins submarine fleet. The delivery, under stage 2 of an obsolescence remediation project, was of hardware for the updated Distributed Control Modules and Fixed Conning Consoles for the boats. Thomas Global’s CEO,…