Japan MoD, US DoD sign joint agreement for AI, UAS research

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The U.S. Department of Defense and the Japanese Ministry of Defense signed a project arrangement for joint research on Overwhelming Response through Collaborative Autonomy, Dec. 22.

The project’s objective is to revolutionize airborne combat by merging state-of-the-art artificial intelligence and machine learning with advanced unmanned air vehicles and is a direct result of the December 2022 MoD-DoD joint statement on cooperation for Japan’s future aircraft.

The AI developed in this joint research is expected to be applied to UAVs operated alongside Japan’s next fighter aircraft.

Japan MoD and the U.S. DoD will continue to coordinate and expand bilateral cooperation on UAVs. Japan-U.S. efforts in this endeavor are beneficial for maintaining the interoperability and technological advantages of the Japan-U.S. alliance.