DroneShield releases new DroneSentry product for US Army expo

Drone detection and countermeasure manufacturer DroneShield has announced the release of “a multi-mission Counter-UAS solution”, named DroneSentry-X Mk2, which debuts at this week’s Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition (AUSA 2023.) In an announcement on Monday morning (Australian time) ahead of the Washington, DC event, DroneShield said the new UAS solution…

Carbonix, Skyports team up to scale drone BVLOS operations

Composite drone manufacturer Carbonix has announced a partnership with London-based UAV operator, Skyports Drone Services, to scale beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations across Australia using its long-range vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.  According to a statement on Wednesday, the first phase of the partnership will see Skyports Drone Services “embed specialist international…

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) Neo-Bionica launches onshore critical medical manufacturing process Advanced MedTech contract manufacturer Neo-Bionica has revealed the expansion of its manufacturing services with the launch of its new hermitization capability – a first for Australian industry. Hermitization is a critical…

Ukraine war: Australian-made cardboard drones used to attack Russian airfield show how innovation is key to modern warfare

By Paul Cureton, Lancaster University Innovative design choices can have a massive impact in the theatre of war, so it is important to understand the principles behind their development. Recent use of low-cost cardboard drones by Ukraine, supplied by Australia, to attack targets in Russia is a good example of how this can work. Australia…

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…

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…