Sypaq’s cardboard drones used in Ukraine

Engineering and systems integration company SYPAQ’s unique cardboard drones are in service in Ukraine, and even took part in a recent bombing raid of Russian airports according to some media reports. The company’s Corvo Precision Payload Delivery System (PPDS) can launch, fly up to 120km and land by itself, delivering supplies or providing a low-cost…

Government buys sea mines, ‘potentially’ locally assembled

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has announced it will purchase new, smart sea mines, which will reinvigorate Defence’s maritime mining capability, and are deployable from submarines, ships and aircraft, according to an announcement. Following evaluation of market options last year, Defence selected RWM Italia (pictured) to provide the capability under a multi-million-dollar contract – the…

Sentient Vision and Shield to develop AI surveillance

Australia’s Sentient Vision Systems has partnered with US defence technology company Shield AI to offer AI-Enabled Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) capability to international defence forces. Sentient, which specialises in AI-enabled passive wide area search, and Shield plan to deliver their solution to the United States Department of Defense (DoD), Australian Defence Forces (ADF) Defence…

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Altech receives commitments for another $2.5 million in investment Altech Batteries announced on Monday that it has received binding commitments for shortfall shares, following a non-renounceable entitlement offer, raising an additional $2,538,000 before costs. Total proceeds worth $15,838,208 have now been raised, including $3,000,000 from the recent placement, as well as the allocation of $12,838,208…

Best of the week — the five most popular stories among @AuManufacturing’s readers

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) Hypersonix signs US agreement, could supply up to 20 DART AE platforms to Kratos Brisbane-based hypersonic aircraft company Hypersonix Launch Systems and NASDAQ-listed Kratos Defense & Security Solutions have announced an “exclusive teaming agreement”, with Hypersonix to potentially…