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QRC urges Victorian manufacturers to move to Queensland

November 19, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has urged Victorian manufacturers to relocate to Queensland to avoid cutting staff numbers. It comes after the Victorian State Government unveiled plans to permanently ban unconventional gas exploration and development in the State. QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the move would reduce job creation and

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Rheinmetall breaks ground on new vehicle manufacturing facility in Australia

November 19, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has turned the first sod on Australia’s new Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence, marking a new milestone for the Australian Army and the nation’s developing defence industry. Located in the City of Ipswich on

GA-ASI selected to provide Australia’s first armed remotely piloted aircraft system

November 19, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has been selected by the Australian Government to provide Armed Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Minister Pyne said the company’s MQ-9 Reaper variant best

ABB expands transformer offering with new product announcements

November 16, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Pioneering technology leader ABB has introduced a new range of products at its ABB Customer World (ACW) event in Xiamen, China. The event, which followed the launch of the company’s advanced innovation and manufacturing hub in Xiamen, saw ABB introduce

Construction commences on Australia’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels 

November 16, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Defence Minister Christopher Pyne has announced the start of construction on the Navy’s new Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) at Osborne in South Australia. The multi-billion dollar project involves the construction of 12 new OVPs that will replace and improve

ABB inaugurates US$300m advanced manufacturing hub in China

November 15, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Pioneering technology leader ABB has officially commissioned its new advanced innovation and manufacturing hub in Xiamen, China. Located in the city’s Torch Hi-Tech Industrial Park, the $300 million site integrates the full value chain of ABB’s

New turbine engine maintenance facility opens in Qld

November 15, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Defence Industry Minister Steven Ciobo has inaugurated TAE Aerospace’s new Turbine Engine Maintenance Facility (TEMF) in Bundamba, south-east Queensland. Located near Ipswich, the new facility will support in-country sustainment of Australia’s