Lockheed and Thales muscle in on Australian missile manufacturing opportunity

Two of the world’s largest defence contractors, Lockheed Martin and Thales, have joined forces to compete for the opportunity of building an Australian missile manufacturing facility for the federal government. Defence recently began a smart procurement process to select the group that will develop an Australian Guided Weapons Enterprise under a $1 billion federal government…

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Ampcontrol and Lavo show off solar and hydrogen remote power systems Ampcontrol and Lavo have demonstrated a number of innovations to a visiting delegation of European diplomats (pictured), including Lavo’s world’s first domestic hydrogen battery capable of storing enough electricity to power the average Australian home for two days. Visiting the Hunter region the 14…

EM Solutions ships final terminal for ANZAC frigates

Brisbane-based EM Solutions has completed the shipment of its final Cobra terminal for the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac Class Frigates. EM Solutions, a subsidiary of defence, communications and space manufacturer Electro Optic Systems, recently shipped its eighth multi-band satellite communications system (pictured below) for the frigates. Witnessing the over-the-air test of the Cobra terminal for…