Unmanned

Elbit Systems of Australia’s (ELSA) Centre of Excellence is teaming up with RMIT University to develop drone technology to protect lives during disasters.

Thales Australia and Ocius Technologies have entered a Teaming Agreement to advance the development and deployment of a scalable USV capability equipped for ASW and surveillance missions.

The project is a UAV that can travel at hypersonic speeds up to Mach 12 (twelve times the speed of sound). It is powered by the SPARTAN hydrogen fuelled scramjet engine.

Drone Show Korea 2022, an annual event sponsored by South Korean government bodies including the Ministry of National Defence, was held at the Busan Exhibition & Convention Centre (BEXCO) between February 24-26.

Working alongside human-piloted aircraft, the jet-powered platform is designed to enable pilots to see deeper into hostile airspace, detect threats first, and provide time and space for critical decisions and actions.

Silentium Defence has announced it will trial integration of its disruptive surveillance sensors for situational awareness into airborne platforms, initially targeting small to medium drones and unmanned aerial systems (UAS).

An Australian autonomous robotics company is developing technology to safely evacuate casualties from a wartime or disaster zone and has secured a US Government contract.

An Australian-first facility to provide standardised testing of robotics is now open for business in Queensland.

The government has awarded a $3.3 million contract to Brisbane robotics and AI company Cyborg Dynamics Engineering to develop an unmanned combat vehicle the likes of which has never been made in Australia.

Rheinmetall has been named a recipient of the Australian Government’s 5G Innovation Initiative, a competitive grants program to help small to large businesses in Australia test and develop 5G uses, applications, services and products.

EOS Defence Systems has announced the successful live firing of its Titanis counter unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) solution at a private range in Australia.

L3Harris Technologies, in collaboration with underwater systems partner Marine Tech Systems (MTS), has demonstrated live underwater autonomy capabilities during the 2021 Winterfest at Lake St Clair in Tasmania.

Stealth Technologies will collaborate with Defence Science Technology Group and the University of WA to build the solution and conduct a live demonstration to Army.

The NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN) has released a case study video of DroneShield's DroneOptID technology, an AI-based optical/thermal detection system that detects and classifies UAS and their payloads in real-time.

DroneShield's DroneSentry-X counter-UAS (C-UAS) detect-and-defeat system successfully completed a demonstration during an exercise with the US Navy.

Orbital has delivered the first engine system to its Singapore defence customer.