The Australian Space Agency has signed two agreements to develop Australian space capabilities. On December 3, French multinational aerospace, defence, transport, and security company, Thales Group, formed an agreement with the Agency to provide its know-how and expertise in satellite systems. While Thales already has a significant operating presence in Australia, delivering programs such as … Continue reading Space Agency signs with global satellite manufacturer
Canberra-based manufacturer, CEA Technologies, has won a $137 million contract to supply short range ground-based air defence radars. The advanced radars will provide ground forces with defence from sophisticated air threats, as Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price outlined. “This air defence capability combines world leading Australian radar technology with a highly effective air defence … Continue reading Local radar manufacturer selected for ground based systems
Thales, has selected Australian SME, EM Solutions, to provide mobile radio and satellite products and microwave devices. While the two companies have worked together since 2012, when Thales contracted EM Solutions to provide Ka band components for a satellite terminal being built in France, a recent $6.5 million contract to supply components for a connectivity … Continue reading Global partnership extends local manufacturer
French multinational Thales and South-Australian small business Micro-X have signed a $10 million agreement to invest in the development of ultra-miniature x-ray systems. The systems, which utilise carbon nanotubes in their x-ray imaging, have potential applications in airports and other high-security environments. A backscattering image processing algorithm, augmented with artificial intelligence, will identify suspicious items. … Continue reading Thales and Australian manufacturer sign agreement on future x-ray systems
Thales Australia has officially opened its new World Trade Centre offices in Melbourne, which will be the base for its new OneSKY team developing the new Civil Military Air Traffic Management System for the Department of Defence and Airservices Australia. The offices had undergone a $12 million redevelopment for the OneSKY project, which will eventually … Continue reading Thales Australia opens OneSKY office in Melbourne
Leading defence manufacturer, Thales, will sponsor PhD research at the University of South Australia’s (UniSA’s) Behaviour Brain Body Research Centre – which is to explore the potentials of advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and its application within future anti-submarine warfare. The research is a joint UK-Australia initiative that will help to optimise advanced AI within complex … Continue reading Thales to sponsor AI research at University of South Australia
Thales is launching the first comprehensive private cloud infrastructure solution to improve the operational efficiency of the armed forces. The Nexium Defence Cloud will be launched for the first time at Eurosatory 2018, the international land and airland Defence and Security exhibition taking place on June 11-15 in Paris. In recent years, cloud services have … Continue reading Thales launches first defence cloud offering for armed forces
The Australian Defence Export Office and Austrade have taken the first steps towards delivering enhanced export support for Australian defence businesses, signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to engage dedicated local industry experts in key export markets. Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne said that partnering with Austrade will capitalise on whole-of-government expertise and knowledge … Continue reading Local industry experts to help boost defence exports
A group of around 50 Australian businesses active in the defence industry will take part in a trade mission to Europe, organised by the Department of Defence from June 5-20. The participating companies will attend Eurosatory Exhibition 2018, the major Western European event of 2018 addressing the needs of the Defence sector, on June 11-15. Additionally, the … Continue reading Australian trade mission to visit global defence companies in Europe
Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, has announced another Australian defence industry collaboration success with Melbourne firm AMOG Technologies contracting with Thales on new research into stealth technology for submarine periscopes and optronic masts. Minister Pyne congratulated AMOG Technologies, an offshore and maritime engineering company who will be working in collaboration with … Continue reading AMOG,Thales collaborate on new submarine technology research
Last week, Saab Australia released a report saying ten defence-tech startups have been selected for the new Techstars Adelaide program which Saab Australia is a founding industry partner. Techstars is an international investor accelerator program that helps technology entrepreneurs succeed by connecting founders and their teams with industry experts, mentors, alumni, investors, community leaders, corporate partners … Continue reading Ten startups for Techstars Adelaide program
Adelaide company Ezy-Fit Hydraulics spent approximately $4 million on upgrades in preparation for a tender to replace the Collins Class periscope tubes, only to lose the tender to Thales, the original manufacturer of the parts. Ezy-Fit Hydraulics was awarded a $1.9 million Federal Government grant to upgrade its machinery and facilities, which the company was … Continue reading SA company loses $12m submarine tender
Military vehicle manufacturer Thales Australia is to offer Victorian manufacturers opportunities to play a role in the manufacturing of the company’s Hawkei protected vehicle.
The 1000th Bushmaster armoured vehicle was officially handed over to the ADF at an event held at Thales’s Bendigo facility on Friday.