Rail agreement to make systems more interoperable

The federal government and rail industry stakeholders have signed an agreement to standardise rail systems and bring Australia’s rail network into the 21st century. The Australian and Victorian governments and the Australasian Railway Association on behalf of rail industry leaders signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to make rail more competitive and interoperable across Australia. The…

New defence apparel partnership embraces systems engineering

Military, law enforcement and corporate uniform manufacturer Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) and engineering services and technology solutions company Nova Systems have announced a partnership to deliver high-tech innovative clothing systems solutions for uniform requirements. The partnership between ADA and Nova will allow for the implementation of comprehensive clothing programs to meet the unique demands of…

Celebrating Australian sovereign capability – the Covid woes and revival of Electro Optic Systems

Today in our Celebrating Australian sovereign capability editorial series we look defence, communications and space manufacturer Electro Optic Systems, one of a handful along with shipbuilder Austal of genuine Australian defence prime contractors. Here Peter Roberts interviews Matthew Jones, Executive Vice President of EOS Defence Systems. Australia has a lot riding on the success of…

Queensland backs dust suppression innovation

Queensland headquartered engineering services and solutions company Global Road Technology’s (GRT) innovative approach to dust control is being backed by the Queensland Government’s Ignite Ideas Funds. GRT recently received $100,000 in the Round 9 Ignite Ideas Funding through the Advance Queensland innovation initiative designed to support commercialisation projects that will benefit the economyinto the future.…

Planet Innovation and Olympus aim at life sciences markets

Australian innovative manufacturer Planet Innovation and Japan’s Olympus Corporation have signed a long-term strategic partnership to develop and manufacture innovative digital workflow solutions for life science markets. Healthtech contract design and manufacturing company Planet Innovation will work with Olympus subsidiary, the Evident Corporation which is the Japanese company’s former Scientific Solutions business and a leader…

$600,000 funding for innovative defence projects

A research project that will utilise satellite technology to aid in disaster response is one of four initiatives to receive funding in the latest round of grants from South Australia’s Defence Innovation Partnership’s Collaborative Research Fund (CRF). The research introduce a new technique for satellite-based connectivity for emergency services and Defence personnel in hazardous environments…

BAE Systems Hunter Class Frigate

3D metal printer wins prototyping contract for BAE Systems Hunter Frigates

AML3D has announced a purchase contract with BAE Systems to investigate the feasibility and prototyping of metal 3D printed components as part of the design and construction of nine Hunter class frigates in Adelaide. AML3D said the prototype components aim to provide higher strength properties than typical materials while also providing an alternative to traditionally…