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Autonomous mine clearance capability tested in SA

A new project is seeking to enhance detection and clearance of underwater mines close to shore using autonomous technologies that will improve safety for Navy personnel. The project will design, develop, test and evaluate various teams of micro Autonomous Underwater Vehicle swarms and Autonomous Surface/Subsurface Vessels to provide an autonomous mine clearance capability that operates in the amphibious zone close to shore. The amphibious zone is often extremely difficult to navigate when searching for underwater mines, due to tides, waves and currents, low visibility and a low communications environment. The technology being developed would seek to supplement high-risk activities undertaken ...

21 December 2022
Autonomous mine clearance capability tested in SA2022-12-21T14:07:10+10:30

Boeing and University of Adelaide partner to support diversity in STEM

A partnership between aerospace giant Boeing and the University of Adelaide is set to assist students studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in 2023. The University of Adelaide Higher Education Relations Grant will be used for sponsorship of student programs and initiatives promoting diversity in STEM, with the intent of inspiring a new pipeline of student talent and technology development. Aiming to benefit approximately 620 students, the grant will support Indigenous students, high school students, women in STEM, students who compete in the Australian Rover Challenge and first year students participating in the University’s design and build challenge. The ...

21 December 2022
Boeing and University of Adelaide partner to support diversity in STEM2022-12-21T09:23:53+10:30

Young Achiever’s career on upward trajectory

The Australian Industry & Defence Network – South Australia (AIDN SA) Young Achiever Award 2022 was announced at the annual AIDN SA Christmas and Garden Party last week. Southern Launch Regulatory Lead Eamon Lawson received this year’s honour, selected from a competitive field of nominees. Eamon was recognised for his important contribution to critical law reform to support the development of Australia’s first sovereign end-to-end space capability covering payload development, rocket manufacture and launch into space. Space launch is an important pillar in Australia’s sovereign defence capabilities. Playing a lead role in navigating legislative and regulatory frameworks across projects for Defence directly ...

14 December 2022
Young Achiever’s career on upward trajectory2022-12-14T15:56:43+10:30

BAE Systems sign on as key partner for Findon Technical College

BAE Systems Australia has been named as a key employment partner for South Australia’s first technical college at Findon. Aligning with the State Government’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering industry focus, the partnership between BAE Systems and the Findon Technical College will ensure a pipeline of skilled workers for the defence and naval shipbuilding industries. The College will offer years 10-12 students the chance to learn in world-class facilities and will provide career pathways to welders, fabricators, computer assisted designers, programmers, robotic technicians and more. Head of Resourcing and Early Careers at BAE Systems, Georgette Elston, said the College is important ...

30 November 2022
BAE Systems sign on as key partner for Findon Technical College2022-11-30T15:41:01+10:30

Submarine testing agreement to support new jobs in SA

A new contract has been signed between Osborne based companies ASC and QMS NDT & NACE(QMS) that will see more than 25 local jobs supported through the delivery of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and metal survey services. The new deal will see QMS deliver x-ray and radiographic testing for Collins class submarines as part of the full-cycle docking program. This technology enables precise analysis of the integrity of the structures’ welds, pipe wall thicknesses, and other metallic components without physical disruption and will be used by ASC teams to effectively target maintenance activities. ASC Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Stuart ...

29 November 2022
Submarine testing agreement to support new jobs in SA2022-12-19T14:14:06+10:30