Axiom and Nupress components head for space

Adelaide’s Axiom Precision Manufacturing and Newcastle’s Nupress Group have been contracted by Lockheed Martin to produce precision machined components for the next-generation Orion spacecraft. With origins in automotive and toolmaking, the companies are capitalising on the opportunities that advanced Australian manufacturers can access by diversifying into space. The Orion spacecraft will be the primary astronaut…

Boeing to apply local communications systems to defence

Boeing has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin Australia to deliver the deployed communications elements of the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) next generation Joint Air Battle Management System (JABMS) under project AIR6500. Drawing on the technology developed for the Currawong Battlespace Communications System, Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) will deliver hardware and software for voice and…

Quickstep sees aerospace orders out to FY29

Composites manufacturer Quickstep expects to receive purchase orders for the ongoing production of aerospace components from customers Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and Marand by the end of July 2024. The company, in an update for investors, said that over the coming months production was transitioning to the next phase of multi-year orders under long-term agreements…

DroneShield’s DroneCannon features in Agile Shield

Drone detection and countermeasure company DroneShield has announced that one of its key products has been integrated into defence prime contractor Lockheed Martin Australia’s Agile Shield battlefield management programme. The incorporation of the company’s DroneCannon Mk2 wide area non-kinetic effector (pictured) was announced as part of a collaboration with LMA’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Leadership and…

Lockheed Martin backs Melbourne Space Program

Lockheed Martin Australia today announced a 12-month sponsorship of the Melbourne Space Program (MSP), a not-for-profit dedicated to developing Australia’s future space leaders. Lockheed Martin Space Regional Director, Australia and New Zealand David Ball said in a statement that the partnership was part of a commitment to nurture and empower the next generation of engineers,…