Barton Hill link to drones
Walking home with my daughter I noticed a company called Oldland cnc on Jarvis St, Barton Hill. Usually aerospace companies have a military aspect to their business so I did a little research.
Oldland CNC are small company doing high precision tooling and not exceptional themselves. However in 2007 they were taken over by Dynamitic Aerospace, a much more interesting business.
Dynamatics has its roots is hydraulic engineering and is based in Bangalore, India. Following the capitalist model of relentless business growth and expansion, they have become a group of companies. Including a Homeland Security section which includes
“Dynamatic Homeland Security™ designs, develops and custom-builds sophisticated monitoring & surveillance solutions for mobile and stationary applications, which are capable of monitoring infiltration and gathering real-time visual intelligence in cities as well as in remote and hostile environments.
The Dynamatic® Rakshak is a unique Mobile Surveillance Vehicle (MSV) developed for India’s Security Forces and
Dynamatic®’s technical collaboration with BlueBird Aero Systems Limited, Israel, a global leader in the Tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry, for the assembly, marketing and manufacturing of Mini and Micro Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) uniquely positions it to emerge as a dominant player in the Indian UAV market.”
A rather tenuous link with Barton Hill but a good example of how the tentacles of the military industrial complex have spread. The merger of BAE Systems and EADS is a better illustration of how military companies have merged to dominate and monopolise military production.
BAAT welcomes the cutbacks in military expenditure also surely it makes sense to find more wholesome projects for all the engineering expertise in these companies. Its a sad state of affairs when our largest manufacturing company is making things to kill people.