A new corrosion-resistant coating that halved the build-up of algae and barnacles on ship hydraulic components is now the subject of on-ship trials aboard HMAS Canberra, one of the Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock ships. (more…)Posted by Harry Baxter on October 10th, 2018 Tagged: collaboration, defence technology, DST, innovation, technology
A DMTC project team leading advances in the development of a field-deployable, handheld Point of Care diagnostic device has been honoured with a National Innovation Award in the Combat Equipment and Mobility category at the international Land Forces 2018 Exposition. (more…)Posted by Harry Baxter on September 6th, 2018 Tagged: Countermeasures, CSIRO, defence technology, DMTC, DST, technology
DMTC Project Leader Yen Bach Truong has been recognised for her outstanding research efforts with a CSIRO Julius Career Award.
The Julius Career Awards are designed to enhance the careers of exceptional early to mid-career scientists, and reinforce the culture of scientific excellence in CSIRO. (more…)Posted by Harry Baxter on August 20th, 2018 Tagged: CSIRO, defence technology, DMTC, Hodge
BAE Systems Australia has welcomed the completion of the 50th F-35 vertical tail by Marand Precision Engineering and announced that it had achieved peak production rate of machining titanium parts for the program at its Edinburgh Parks facility in South Australia.
The ramp up has benefited the BAE Systems’ Australian supply chain, including ex auto manufacturer Axiom Precision Manufacturing and RUAG Australia, both based in Adelaide.
BAE Systems Australia acknowledged DMTC’s critical supporting role in delivering this important capability. The preparatory work related to process optimisation and technology transfer was directed through DMTC’s collaborative model. DMTC also worked with the company to identify and develop its Australian supply chain.
BAE Systems Chief Executive Gabby Costigan said:
“Our involvement in supplying parts for the next generation F-35 has provided the catalyst for a significant investment that has enabled us to expand a bespoke advanced manufacturing capability.
“The expanded machining facility and our highly skilled Australian workforce will help us to secure new opportunities in defence or commercial sectors.”
The full BAE press release is available here.Posted by Harry Baxter on July 26th, 2018 Tagged: collaboration, defence technology, DMTC, F-35