Western Australia is to host a major space technologies symposium that will bring together internationally recognised academic, industry and defence leaders to explore and shape the long-term vision for space technologies. Four universities – Edith Cowan University, Curtin University, Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia – will co-host the Emerging and Disruptive Technology … Continue reading Western Australia to host space technologies symposium
An Australian software company is so confident its Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology will improve efficiency that it only charges its clients after the program has proved its worth.
Hydraulics engineering firm H.I.Fraser has marked a significant milestone in supporting the Australian Defence Force by completing its millionth fitting for the Collins class submarines.
Valued at US$15 million, D-Wave’s 2000Q quantum computer will be used with TDS technology to solve some of the most critical and complex cyber security problems impacting governments and commercial enterprises.
By embedding leaves with carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have transformed spinach plants into sensors that can detect explosives and wirelessly relay that information to a handheld device similar to a smartphone.
BAE Systems has developed handheld electronic warfare technology that can detect and identify multiple interfering signals, such as jammers or enemy communication signals.
According to new research from Chatham House, the next big cyber attack could be on space – and the consequences could be disastrous.
The Defense Science Board’s Study on Autonomy has been released, confirming that effective use of artificial intelligence will likely be a deciding factor in military success – and the US is lagging behind.
An Australian defence delegation visited Kiel on May 13, telling German representatives that their losing design was too noisy, while being deliberately vague on details. According to The Australian, the TKMS-led proposal created “unacceptable… radiated noise” at a certain frequency, an unimpressed audience was told. The consideration wasn’t mentioned to bidders as it was classified, they were … Continue reading German submarines too loud, tense audience told
Objective Corporation today announced it has signed a $10 billion contract with IBM and Defence to deliver a key component of the Australian Department of Defence’s End User Compute (EUC) Program.
The government is reportedly quietly considering having the upcoming submarine fleet powered by nuclear fuel. According to unnamed sources cited by The Australian Financial Review, some in cabinet and the defence department have discussed the option of changing the diesel-powered submarines to nuclear during construction, should public attitudes towards nuclear change. The story suggests a … Continue reading Could Australia’s new submarines be nuclear powered?
Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull phoned president Francois Hollande last night to congratulate France on winning the contract to build Australia’s next fleet of submarines, according to reports. According to The Australian, an official announcement is expected at 11 am this morning on the winner of the three-way contest between French, German and Japanese groups vying … Continue reading France wins contract to build next Australian submarines
A new Centre for Defence Industry Capability will be announced today during a three-day visit to South Australia by prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Australia’s engineers are integral to effective defence planning, procurement and operations, said Board Member and defence spokesperson at Engineers Australia, Greg Walters.
South Australian Defence industry leaders and the South Australian Government visited shipyards in Singapore this weekend to gain a greater understanding of the companies’ capabilities to build Australia’s Pacific Patrol Boat project.
Boeing has named Ken Shaw as the next vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence Australia (BDA).
Japan has agreed to the unprecedented sharing of classified data, as part of its bid to provide stealth submarines to Australia.
Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson has offered $US 15,000 to anybody who will give him a MarkForged 3D printer.
The federal government has released more detail regarding its plans to procure new submarines.
Naval shipbuilder Forgacs has purchased Broens, a precision engineering company that operates in the defence and aerospace markets.