Naval Group embraces Australian SMEs for torpedo work

Naval Group has signed nine different Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with Australian SMEs to manufacture its Canto anti-torpedo decoy system. Already in service with the French navy, Canto is being proposed as a torpedo-defence system for the Royal Australian Navy. Canto decoys generate high-level acoustic signals covering the full frequency range of an attacking torpedo,…

Australian quantum computer chip manufacturing a step closer

By Peter Roberts An announcement by technology group Silex Systems (ASX: SLX) that it will make silicon suitable for fabricating quantum computing chips shows the way forward for Australian involvement in this emerging manufacturing sector. Silex has entered into a R&D project with Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC), a spin off from the University of NSW,…

AVA Group sells fibre optic security systems

Security and risk management group AVA Risk Group (ASX:AVA) has won additional orders for Future Fibre Technologies’ (FFT) perimeter detection systems from government clients. The Melbourne company received orders worth $630,000 for FFT’s Aura Ai-2 platform which will be installed in sensitive US Government sites. A second order worth $350,000 was for FFT’s SecureFence platform…