Electro Optic Systems buys kiwi telescope lens manufacturer

Space and defence systems manufacturer Electro Optic Systems has entered into an agreement with Callaghan Innovation to acquire the assets and hire the personnel of KiwiStar Optics (KSO). KSO produces precision optics including telescope lenses more than one metre in diameter and spectrographs. Other optics produced include mirrors, prisms, filters, cameras, image slicers and turn-key…

Vanadium project moves a step closer

Resources and chemicals group Australian Vanadium has advanced its proposed Western Australian project to produce critical battery metals and electrolyte for vanadium redox storage batteries with the completion of a bankable feasibility. The company told investors it had completed technical studies including three years of pilot testing which had de-risked the company’s vanadium, iron and…

PhosEnergy to develop nuclear space batteries

Adelaide-based green-energy technology company PhosEnergy and the University of Adelaide are developing next-generation nuclear batteries for space and defence industries. PhosEnergy, which develops technology for recovering useful energy resources and chemicals from wastes, have been awarded a grant of more than $2.4 million to support the project under the Federal Government’s Cooperative Research Centre’s Projects…