Inovor joins Lockheed Martin mentor programme

Adelaide-based space and defence technology manufacturer Inovor Technologies has been selected as the next participant in the Lockheed Martin Mentor Protégé Program (MPP), becoming the third Australian small-to-medium enterprise (SME) to do so. The programme willdevelop core SME capabilities, allowing the business to achieve a strategic uplift for their Australian customers and opening the door…

The spirit of Ben Lexcen in Navy USV

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has shown just how quickly new defence systems can be developed when they need to be – bypassing long, convoluted and expensive development programmes in peacetime. Well, Australian Defence Force personnel has developed a naval uncrewed surface vessel (USV) in just 14 weeks and on a limited budget, with a…

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 supply up to 20 DART AE hypersonic systems within the US market, integrated with Kratos’s Zeus family of solid rocket motors.  DART AE is a three-metre-long, single-use, hydrogen-fuelled hypersonic platform, which…

The intersection of AI and simulation in the automotive industry

ADVERTISING FEATURE By Stéphane Marouani The automotive field has historically been a rich area of innovation, with increasing vehicle complexity and tight production schedules requiring the adoption of new tools and techniques to build a differentiated product. More recently, automotive engineers are faced with new obstacles as they are tasked with integrating AI into vehicle…

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Austal meets Philippines President Marcos Shipbuilder Austal CEO Paddy Gregg, COO Ian McMillan and Deputy President Austal Philippines Gianni Johannes met with Philippines President, His Excellency Ferdinand ‘Bong Bong’ Marcos Jr in Cebu, to promote the capabilities of the Austal Philippines shipyard. Supported by Australia’s Ambassador to the Philippines, HK Yu PSM and Australian Department…

Registrations open for fourth annual Inside Advanced Manufacturing showcase

Details of the fourth annual Inside Advanced Manufacturing showcase in Queensland have been released, with the September 4 – 15 series to feature 21 manufacturing businesses and ten manufacturing support organisations across six regions. Manufacturers “will host guests on a behind-the-scenes, expert-guided tour” of facilities, according to a statement from the Queensland government on Tuesday,…