Unmanned

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.

Insitu Pacific and Perth-based aeronautical technology company Innovaero have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to strengthen and support the development of Australian technology for uncrewed aerial systems (UAS).

Zenith AeroTech, a developer of heavy-lift tethered aerial vehicles (TAVs), is partnering with Sydney-based DroneShield to provide enhanced drone detection capabilities, along with a range of countermeasures.

In the week prior to ANZAC Day, Trusted Autonomous Systems (TAS), with the support of the Queensland Government, hosted the ‘Accelerating Trusted Autonomous Systems Symposium’ in Townsville.

The Joint Agency Task Force Operation Sovereign Borders is supporting the Sri Lankan Police to establish an aerial drone surveillance capability.

InnovaeroFOX has advanced to the next stage of its test flight program, successfully completing a series of challenging flight tests on schedule.

Textron Systems has received a contract for up to US$607 million from the US Army to upgrade the Shadow Block II tactical unmanned aircraft system (TUAS).

UMS Skeldar’s flagship V200 uncrewed aerial vehicle has conducted the first autonomous take-off and landing (ATOL) from a ship whilst on operations.