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Local defence manufacturer on the fast track to success

South Australian advanced engineering and construction company, Novafast Holdings, has launched an Australian-first defence manufacturing capability for composite production. The company has developed a world-leading robotic technique to manufacture advanced and automated composite piping and fittings to be used within large scale defence manufacturing, which will be delivered within a state-of-the-art $4 million facility. The new site was officially opened on Tuesday 28 June by Deputy Premier and Minister for Defence and Space Industries, Susan Close. In 2021, Novafast was awarded a $2 million Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) grant to invest in the robotic technology. Novafast Business Manager ...

30 June 2022
Local defence manufacturer on the fast track to success2022-06-30T15:32:43+09:30

AeroPM lands at Lot Fourteen

Defence consultancy AeroPM has finalised its expansion into South Australia, officially opening its new facility in the Lot Fourteen innovation district. AeroPM is an Australian award-winning professional services consultancy firm specialising in supporting the Australian Department of Defence to acquire complex and significant sovereign capabilities. AeroPM’s Chief Executive Officer, Emily Frizell, said the company’s new location would complement its national headquarters in Canberra and accelerate its growth. “Lot Fourteen is a genuinely collegiate environment and the access to like-minded professionals and companies is just good for business,” Ms Frizell said. “Our Adelaide team has grown strongly over the last three ...

29 June 2022
AeroPM lands at Lot Fourteen2022-06-29T14:40:18+09:30

Turn your STEM skills towards a career in defence

Off the back of a successful trial in 2021, BAE Systems Australia has announced 10 internships are on offer within the national company through the STEM Returners Australia program. STEM Returners targets candidates with science, technology, engineering and maths skills who have had an extended career break or who may be keen to move from another sector into defence and matches them to paid career opportunities. BAE Systems Australia was the first defence company to partner with STEM Returners last year, when they offered six internships through the program, with five people being offered permanent positions as a result. Now, ...

28 June 2022
Turn your STEM skills towards a career in defence2022-06-29T09:12:54+09:30

Inspiring the next generation through leading-edge tech

A STEM outreach program aiming to inspire primary aged students has been announced through a partnership with BAE Systems Australia and local specialist education technology company, Lumination. ‘Beacon’ will offer students in Years 4 to 6 an opportunity to solve real world challenges related to sustainability using leading-edge, immersive technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, robotics and 3D modelling. Initially, the program will involve 15 schools across South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia with plans for growth over three years. It will be offered in two delivery modes: a five-day intensive camp or a 10-week ...

24 June 2022
Inspiring the next generation through leading-edge tech2022-06-27T08:47:01+09:30

Local merger creates major player in AI and sensor technologies

South Australian companies Consilium Technology and elmTEK have joined forces, forming a new group that will bolster the State’s growing defence industry and capability. The merger brings together more than 20 years’ combined experience and innovation in software engineering, systems integration, digital sensors, simulation and AI. As well as applications across defence and space, the alliance will also enable the group to increase its scale and capabilities across sectors such as agriculture, mining, logistics, energy and infrastructure. elmTEK co-founder and Managing Director Ganen Ganeswaran said the merger of two experienced and growing companies demonstrates a real maturing of Australia’s digital ...

24 June 2022
Local merger creates major player in AI and sensor technologies2022-06-27T08:55:12+09:30

Aerospace and Information Warfare Forum hailed a success

South Australia’s Aerospace and Information Warfare Forum has been hailed a huge success, with the first-time event drawing key players from the state’s defence and space sectors to take advantage of opportunities on major Defence projects.   The forum, held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on Wednesday 22 June, attracted more than 550 attendees across defence industry, the Australian Defence Force, government and academia to discuss the latest developments and supply chain opportunities in the aerospace and information warfare sector. Keynote speakers from the Austral