Aquabotix in big order for military submersibles

Sydney underwater robotics company UUV Aquabotix (ASX: UUV) has won its largest ever order for its swarming, military, underwater unmanned vehicle. The $520,000 order is destined for the military in a ‘major Asian country’ – unnamed by the company – allied with the US and Australia. The submersibles will be utilised for harbour management and…

Orica launches new mine blast fragmentation technologies

Chemicals and explosives manufacturer Orica (ASX: ORI) has released a new automated rock sizing measurement technology called FRAGTrack. The automated fragmentation measurement device is part of the company’s BlastIQ digital blast technologies suite used to control blasting in mines worldwide. FRAGTrack uses binocular cameras and a 2D/3D image processing algorithm to capture real-time fragmentation measurement…