L3-Micreo to export IED protection systems

Brisbane’s L3-Micreo will produce and export more than 14,000 SILVERSHIELD units which protect vehicles from radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs). The units will be delivered to the Afghanistan National Defence and Security Forces and are in addition to 16,000 systems exported in 2018. The latest contract, announced by defence industry minister, Linda Reynolds, brings to…

Labor to promise to restart the car industry – report

ABC news is reporting an as yet unannounced Labor election policy to restart Australian car making, this time manufacturing electric and hydrogen powered vehicles. The report, on abc.net.au, says Labor would provide R&D grants from a $1 billion manufacturing-focussed fund. ABC reports high-ranking US executives have travelled to Australia to discuss co-investment options with the…