The Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra will invest AUD150 million (USD102 million) in the first tranche of an advanced geospatial support capability for the Australian Army, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds announced in a 24 December statement.
The minister said the investment under Project Land 1771 Tranche 1 will enable land forces “to use advanced imagery to obtain vital terrain and navigation data”, allowing army commanders to make faster battlefield decisions.
Tranche 2 of the same project is expected to provide opportunities for Australian industry to partner with academia in areas such as advanced sensors, machine learning and artificial intelligence, said the minister.
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