Research dollars in deep water

Universities and defence-kit companies are establishing partnerships quicker than you say “high tech solutions” but Uni  Tasmania  has a unique sell

The university and Thales Australia have signed an MOU to develop sonar testing equipment for the RAN. VC Rufus Black explains that Thales is extending the long-standing partnership in part because of the uni’s, “world-renowned expertise in maritime research and engineering, (and) state-of-the-art facilities.”

And there is another ingredient – lakes, Tasmania’s deep, cold, acoustically- suitable lakes. Thales has tested sonar in them since 1991.


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