Celebrating Australian sovereign capability – how Nova Systems is launching itself into space

Our series – Celebrating Australian sovereign capability – explores the space domain, seen by many as critical for everything from national security to environmental monitoring and the industrial internet of things communications. Here Peter Roberts charts Nova Systems journey from services provider to space technology developer and manufacturer. Nova Systems Executive General Manager Mission Solutions…

Celebrating Australian sovereign capability – Nova Systems’ Jim McDowell puts the case for the defence

Our editorial series – Celebrating Australian sovereign capability – has focused on developing the wider manufacturing sector. However, in no sector is the need more important, nor more urgent, than in national defence and security argues Jim McDowell in this contribution from our sponsor. Is Australia ready for war? The question may be regarded by…

Nova Systems focuses on digital engineering

Digital engineering tools and methods including the use of digital twins are becoming firmly entrenched in the testing, evaluation and certification of Australian military equipment. The way Australian the owned and controlled services provider delivers T&E, and systems engineering services more broadly, is changing according to Rob Starbuck, Nova Systems Digital Engineering Capability Lead. The…

Nova Systems sets up defence test and assurance capability

Defence industry consultancy Nova Systems will invest an initial $2 million to establish an Australian-first Test and Evaluation Centre of Excellence to support sovereign defence capability assurance and research, digital technologies, training and ideas. CEO Jim McDowell announced the hub which will bring together Defence, industry and academia at the 2022 Systems Engineering Test and…

Nova Systems opens space ground station

Defence engineering and technology group Nova Systems has inaugurated its Space Precinct in mid-north South Australia and announced a new collaboration agreement with European space company Leaf Space. The 21-hectare site outside the former railway town of Peterborough supports several international space and technology companies and the Australian Space Agency with data download needs for…

Towards 3% R&D – intelligent systems for defence innovation by Saeid Navahandi

Today in our editorial series – Towards 3% R&D – Turbocharging Australia’s Innovation Effort – Saeid Nahavandi looks at the role robotic and autonomous systems can play in defence innovation and operations. In line with the complexities of modern warfare, the integration of advanced robotic and autonomous systems (RASs), artificial intelligence (AI), and human-machine collaborative…