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Aero skills focus to boost South Australian technical college to new heights

The Heights Technical College in Adelaide will add aero skills specialisation to its list of key pathways for students when it first opens its doors in 2026. The announcement paves the way for students in years 10 to 12 to get to grips with the evolving demands of the defence sector, equipping them with essential workplace skills to strengthen pathways from school to employment. It will also help meet the workforce demands that are being experienced to support defence aircraft maintenance requirements. The aero skills focus addresses the pressing issue of limited vocational pathways to aero skills qualifications in South ...

18 April 2024
Aero skills focus to boost South Australian technical college to new heights2024-04-18T16:41:35+09:30

Kongsberg speeds up development of $25M Adelaide headquarters

Affirming its commitment to South Australia’s growing defence industry, Kongsberg Defence Australia has fast-tracked the development of its $25 million facility at Technology Park in Mawson Lakes. Originally earmarked for completion over a three-year period, an influx in demand for current and future business opportunities has seen Kongsberg and local developer Tandem Building Group doubling down to complete the 2500m2 manufacturing and office facility by June 2024. This is the first Asia-Pacific standalone facility for the local subsidiary of Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace and is located on 6000m2 of land purchased from Renewal SA in 2022 to support ...

16 April 2024
Kongsberg speeds up development of $25M Adelaide headquarters2024-04-16T13:12:55+09:30

DEWC Services and the University of Adelaide unite for AI in Defence research

Adelaide-based DEWC Services has joined forces with the University of Adelaide to enhance cyber security within Australia’s Defence Force by researching ways that AI can provide deeper insights into military networks. From assisting radar systems to better detect targets with accuracy and speed, identifying anomalies in large-scale surveillance networks to transforming imagery into geospatial information to improve situational awareness, machine learning (ML) is revolutionising the way Defence personnel gather and analyse intelligence. The four-year research project, funded under the Defence Trailblazer Industry Research Program, will see DEWC Services support a PhD student to explore how combining ad