Australia's DSTO, BAE in collaborative alliance

Oct. 7, 2013 at 12:32 PM
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EDINBURGH PARKS, Australia, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- BAE Systems Australia has announced a strategic alliance with Australia's Defense Science and Technology Organization for technology development.

Collaboration between the two would be in areas such as submarines, cybersecurity, land vehicles, space, electronic warfare and passive radar, hypersonics and autonomous systems, the company said Monday.

"With 1,500 engineers working on some of the most advanced defense systems and a 60-year history of supporting the Australian Defense Force, our people offer a wealth of innovation and experience," said BAE Systems Australia Chief Executive Officer David Allott. "We're keen to share this knowledge with DSTO to benefit the development of new technologies and systems that will help to better protect Australia and its defense forces."

Added DSTO chief scientist Alex Zelinsky: "We are very pleased to be entering into this new agreement with BAE Systems Australia. No single scientific organization can produce the advances in science and technology that are required in the rapidly evolving defense environment."

"We are looking forward to the collaboration and commercialization opportunities we expect to flow under the auspices of this alliance."

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