Collaboration solves international challenges of deploying automated performance coating systems for hypersonics
Robotics integrator Aerobotix reports that it recently welcomed to its U.S. headquarters a delegation from new partner company Automated Solutions Australia (ASA).
The visit comes as these two leading robotics integrators continue to move forward with their partnership, first announced in June 2022, for the development, testing and manufacturing of automated performance coating systems for hypersonic solutions in the defense sector.
“Aerobotix teaming up with ASA means our companies now have sovereign capability in both the U.S. and Australia,” said Josh Tuttle, Aerobotix business development manager. “We can work with the U.S. State Department for approval of any technology transfer for ASA, and ASA can assist Aerobotix in fast-tracking our technology to Australian shores.”
“Since the partnership was announced, Australian customers have told us they’re excited about ASA being able to offer the latest U.S. robotic innovations for hypersonic performance coatings,” said Nathan Jones, ASA general manager. “Visiting Aerobotix HQ in Alabama allowed us to take a hands-on deep dive into the technology we’re bringing Down Under.”
In addition to spending time in Alabama, Jones travelled with Aerobotix to the Defense Manufacturing Conference in Tampa, Florida, in December.
The Aerobotix-ASA partnership follows the 2021 signing of the AUKUS security pact between the U.S., U.K. and Australian Governments, which includes provisions for the allies to work together on hypersonic and counter-hypersonic capabilities.
“Aerobotix and ASA have strong synergies because we’re both turn-key robotics integrators with specialized capabilities in the precise application of paints and performance coatings,” added Tuttle. “Aerobotix has already used robotics to scan, sand, measure and coat hypersonic solutions on multiple successful programs. Working together with ASA on international projects will significantly reduce costs, delays and program risks.”
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