Australia and Japan will collaborate on autonomous and robotic systems related to undersea warfare.
Australia and Japan have signed an agreement to enhance strategic capabilities in robotic and autonomous systems for undersea warfare.
The research project between Defence Science and Technology Group and Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency is the first under a bilateral research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) arrangement signed in June 2023.
The inaugural research project will contribute to strategic capabilities in undersea communication and interoperability between Australia and Japan.
Australia and Japan share an increasingly strong Defence science and technology relationship underpinned by the Special Strategic Partnership and the updated Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation, signed by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and His Excellency Kishida Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan, in 2022.