USE THIS ONEVaulta, a new Australian battery casing technology company based in Brisbane and Quickstep, Australia’s largest independent aerospace advanced composites manufacturer, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The two Australian companies will seek to combine Vaulta’s advanced cell casing technology with Quickstep’s manufacturing capability and market reach to develop new products and capabilities for the high growth market in electric-powered land and air vehicles.

Vaulta is seeking to create a shift in battery casing technology that significantly reduces cost, complexity, weight and space in all vehicle types, while greatly increasing efficiencies in safety and workforce deployment. Vaulta’s founder, Dominic Spooner, said, “the work Quickstep is doing in aerospace is all about lighter and better vehicles and we are looking forward to matching our innovative casing system with their new projects. We love designing and building the new casings that help fulfil the visions of those forging new capabilities, particularly in defence and aerospace. The work we are doing at Vaulta will support Quickstep with specially-created battery casings that are intended to be significantly lighter and stronger. Our casings are also designed to reduce waste and contain more reusable parts.”

Mark Burgess, CEO of Quickstep said, “consumers and the wider market are showing a stronger interest in electric vehicles and electric flight, and to cater for this we need more sophisticated systems in battery casings. We identified this as a segment that we wanted to focus more on, as it is an important opportunity across the markets we operate in. We are proud to be working with an exciting Australian start-up and have already commenced working on our first customer proposal with the Vaulta team.”


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  1. I read the APDR with interest, not interest with any specific article or story but a general interest about Australia’s combat capabilities within the defence forces should there ever be any threat to our security. And I find it alarming that the actual military hardware numbers which includes battle ships, submarines, tanks, helicopters, fighter jets and some other attack aircraft, the numbers are relatively small and most likely would have a hard time defending Australia’s border and coastal regions should a larger neighbor decide to attack.
    Australia needs to invest more in unmanned fighter aircraft, fighter jets, submarines and ground to air missile launchers. Australia needs to double the current numbers of military hardware if it is going to pose any sort of deterrent to an enemy.
    As part of the military buildup, Australia also should engage heavily with the US as it’s closest ally and build a large army base within the NT, this is a must do for Australia if it want’s to move forward militarily. The US base would ultimately act as a deterrent to any threat being considered by an aggressive neighbor.


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