New Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities released

The federal government has added new sovereign defence priority areas in recognition of the changing nature of technology for the battlefield. The government’s new priorities are: Robotics, Autonomous Systems, and Artificial Intelligence Precision Guided Munitions, Hypersonic weapons, and Integrated Air and Missile Defence Systems Space And Information Warfare and Cyber Capabilities. Minister for defence industry…

Bartlett to supply canvas products to defence

Ballarat based Bartlett Manufacturing is to supply its hand-sewn canvas tarps to the Australian Defence Force. The company, a manufacturer of woven synthetic fabrics including tarps and blinds, has been awarded ‘a significant contract’ – highlighting the company’s industry leading capabilities and quality workmanship according to a statement. The final contract was executed recently via…

The digital path to growth – Sleep Corp shows how the TCF sector can prosper

The textile, clothing and footwear sector is widely seen as all but extinct in Australia, but this is far from true. Here @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – the digital path to growth – looks at Sleep Corp, a company which is deploying advanced technology to prosper making top-of-bed products. Considered threatened in the 1980s and 1990s,…