Japan and Australia have agreed to work together and improve strategic capabilities in the field of robotic and autonomous systems for undersea warfare. Falling under the bilateral research, development, test and evaluation agreement first signed in June last year, it is the first research project between Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group and Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency which aims to better strengthen undersea communication capabilities and interoperability between the two nations.
Chief defence scientist Tanya Monro said: “It illustrates the increasingly strong defence science and technology relationship shared by Australia and Japan. By partnering, we deliver science and technology outcomes that we cannot achieve alone. This project will build a foundation for future joint research on robotic and collaborative autonomy, aiming to deliver advanced capabilities to support asymmetric advantage.” shp/adj/dl (Pix:Australia Department of Defence)