The US Department of Defense and the Japanese Ministry of Defense have signed a project arrangement for joint research on AI and unmanned aerial vehicles dubbed ‘Overwhelming Response through Collaborative Autonomy’.

The project’s objective is to revolutionise 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’s MoD and the US DoD will continue to coordinate and expand bilateral cooperation on UAVs.

Japan-US efforts in this endeavour are beneficial for maintaining the interoperability and technological advantages of the Japan-US alliance, the US DoD said.
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