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SMEs shine in new Boeing computer server

The selection of Boeing’s Tactical Edge Server (TES) (pictured) for 211 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) to be built in south-east Queensland for the army has brought growth opportunities for several Australian SMEs. GPC Electronics, Air Affairs and Century Manufacturing will provide the processing and storage components for the Boeing TES – a ruggedised, high performance computing and network device.

First Graphene trials new HDPE products

First Graphene’s PureGRAPH products have been trialled as an additive to high density polyethylene HDPE for industrial uses. The robust HDPE will be used to build high-strength, abrasion resistant oyster baskets for South Australian shellfish aquaculture manufacturer Hexcyl Systems. One per cent graphene additive generated an increase in yield strength of 60 per cent. Ocean trials will begin this month.

BAE Systems partners with The Smith Family

BAE Systems is partnering with The Smith Family to support the Young ICT Explorer Accelerator programme – a new program designed to bridge the digital divide and enable young people take part in Australia’s biggest student invention competition. The project will support the upskilling of teachers in using digital technologies.

Flinders Link rail project near completion

Three kilometres of new track are being laid on the Flinders Link rail extension project in Adelaide this week. The Tonsley Line is being extended by 650 metres to the Flinders Medical Centre including two new stations, Flinders and Tonsley.

Picture: Boeing

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