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.