Stralis Aircraft plans hydrogen powered aircraft

Aircraft engineering firm Stralis Aircraft and Queensland regional airline Skytrans Airlines will develop and trial Australia’s first zero-emissions hydrogen electric propulsion aircraft, based on a Beech 1900D airframe. Announced at the Regional Aviation Association of Australia Roadshow in Darwin, Stralis will design, build and flight test an integrated Hydrogen Electric Propulsion System (HEPS) centred around…

Thales and EXPAL boost 5″ naval ammunition manufacture

French group Thales Australia and global defence and security firm EXPAL Systems S.A. (EXPAL) have joined forces to establish an Australian sovereign manufacturing capability for large calibre naval munitions and fuses. The agreement will facilitate the technology transfer to Australia of Intellectual Property to develop manufacturing processes that will enable the local production of critical…

Austal wins massive $4.3 billion United States patrol boat contract

Perth international shipbuilder Austal has been awarded a massive $4.35 billion contract for the detail design and construction of up to 11 Offshore Patrol Cutters (OPC, pictured) for the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The breakthrough contract justifies Austal’s $100 million expansion of its Mobile, Alabama shipyard to manufacture both steel and aluminium ships, and…

AspiraDAC launches solar powered Direct Air CO2 Capture

Carbon dioxide capture company AspiraDAC has launched a solar powered Direct Air Capture (DAC) product, with its first customer planning to deploy the system this year. Global financial infrastructure company Stripe is the manufacturer’s first customer, purchasing the system through Frontier, an advanced market commitment launched in partnership with Alphabet, Shopify, Meta and McKinsey. Frontier’s…

EOS bolsters capital base, concentrates on defence

Defence, communications and space manufacturer Electro Optic Systems has bolstered its capital position with a new raising from shareholders at the same time refocusing the business on its profitable defence businesses. The Canberra company, currently conducting a strategic review of its diverse and capital-hungry businesses, successfully raised $15 million in a placement with institutions and…

Asparagopsis era begins with first commercial sale by CH4

Industry marketing and research body Meat and Livestock Australia has welcomed the arrival of asparagopsis extract supplements for beef producers, following years of research and development.  Asparagopsis is a microalgae that grows in Australian coastal waters. It contains a compound that acts on gut enzymes in the last stomach of cows, significantly reducing the production…