What missile capabilities mean to industry and Australia – by Melissa Price

The federal government has attracted three Australian and several foreign owned consortia to bid for a $1 billion Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise. Here defence industry minister Melissa Price explains the government’s strategy. Right here and right now, Australia at the centre of an ever-changing and at times challenging strategic defence environment. As…

BluGlass demonstrates working laser diodes

Semiconductor technology developer BluGlass has successfully demonstrated the manufacture of working tunnel junction laser diodes in a world-first proof of concept utilising its proprietary RPCVD technology. The company is developing equipment for making laser diodes, a type of semiconductor, based on its breakthrough Remote Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition (RPCVD) technology. The technology utilises advanced materials…

Austal wins US contract, joins missile corporation

Perth international shipbuilder Austal has announced new defence contracts in the United States and a move into the guided weapons space, joining other Australian companies in the Australian Missile Corporation AMC) consortium. The company said it would join other Australian businesses which have responded to the federal government’s call for expressions of interest in establishing…

Rotary kiln arrives at Coldrey coal technology demonstration site

Industrial technology group Environmental Clean Technologies has received a rotary kiln (pictured), a key component of its Coldrey technology small-scale commercial demonstration plant at Baccus Marsh in Victoria. The kiln, manufactured in Western Australia, was transported 3,600 kilometres to the site where it forms the heart of the process to dry lignite coal without CO2…