Ocius successfully trials unmanned naval vessel

Autonomous systems builder Ocius has successfully trialled its Bluebottle unmanned surface vessel (USV) developed as part of a $3 million Defence innovation contract. The 18 foot Bluebottle prototype successfully identified and navigated around surface vessels such as speed boats in trials off the NSW coast, and maintained speed in various sea conditions. Bluebottle is normally…

Titomic advances in defence additive manufacturing

Metals additive manufacturing technology company Titomic (ASX: TTT) has passed a substantial milestone successfully completing a trial order for a US defence customer. The company, which is commercialising a CSIRO-derived 3D printing process known as Titomic Kinetic Fusion, completed the order for defence company TAUV Intelligent Armour Systems. Under a $300,000 phase 1 contract, Titomic…

Thomas Global delivers submarine control systems

Sydney defence manufacturer Thomas Global Systems has completed delivery of key components of the Integrated Ship Control Management and Monitoring System for Australia’s Collins submarine fleet. The delivery, under stage 2 of an obsolescence remediation project, was of hardware for the updated Distributed Control Modules and Fixed Conning Consoles for the boats. Thomas Global’s CEO,…

EOS Defence wins contract to develop turret for US Stryker vehicle

Australian defence and space manufacturer, Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS) has been added as the sixth company competing to design an upgraded weapons systems for the US Army’s Stryker armoured vehicle. Previously five US companies had been named to share funding to develop proposals to upgrade the Stryker’s weapon to a 30mm high performance cannon…