Austal’s USS Oakland completes acceptance trials

The future USS Oakland (pictured) the 12th littoral combat ship built for the US Navy by international shipbuilder Austal has completed its acceptance trials. Austal chief executive David Singleton said the completion of the trials during the Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated the company’s capability and reliability under challenging conditions. He said: “Austal USA has clearly answered…

RUAG awarded Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grant

RUAG Australia has been awarded a Defence grant to grow its capacity and supply chain resilience to support Defence and sustainment of aircraft. The Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority (SICP) grant will enhance efficiency and competitiveness of the company through modernising and automating capital equipment. It will also go towards aid capabilities in the manufacturing and…

IDT to scale up cannabis manufacture

Pharmaceutical manufacturer IDT Australia is to scale up manufacture of cannabis products following news that its customer, Cann Group has secured new export deals with customers in European Union countries. Cann has won two new export contracts which will see its medicinal cannabis range sold in the United Kingdom, Germany and other EU markets. IDT…