Codan to supply Bangladesh with military radios.

Adelaide’s Codan Radio Communications is to supply the Bangladesh Army with 200 Codan Patrol 2110M Manpacks providing portable tactical communications capabilities. The company, a division of Codan Limited (ASX: CDA), said the deal gave the company “another multimillion dollar partnership in the Asia Pacific Region.” The company offered “a technically compliant product with superior quality…

Squeezing opportunities out of the tube: Geelong startup works toward nanomaterials world first

Over the decade Geelong has developed an impressive collection of research and industrial capabilities around carbon fibre. But it’s not the only engineered material in the region, and a new joint venture plans to turn world-leading research in boron nitride nanotubes into new products and wealth.

Victoria backs new electric truck manufacturing facility.

The Victorian government has announced financial support to electric truck maker SEA Technologies to build a new plant in Victoria’s La Trobe Valley. The facility is expected to employ 500 Latrobe Valley locals, and assemble 2,400 vehicles a year – specialising in the production of electric delivery vans and minibuses using SEA Electric’s proprietary, and…

Two Fleet Space IoT micro-satellites to be launched from NZ.

US rocketry company Rocket Lab is to launch two Adelaide-made micro-satellites from its NZ launch complex ‘in the coming weeks’. Adelaide’s Fleet Space Technologies’ Proxima 1 and 2 micro-satellites will be sent into space where they will test its software-defined data transmission radios. Fleet Space plans a network of more than 100 nanosatellites which will…

Supacat Asia-Pacific wins armoured vehicle contract.

Melbourne-based Supacat has signed a partnership agreement with Rheinmetall Defence for the design and manufacture of systems for the army’s new Boxer combat reconnaissance vehicle (CRV) fleet. Rheinmetall recently won multi-billion contracts for the supply of its armoured 8×8 CRV, with Supacat to provide a number of sub-systems. The vehicles will be manufactured at a…