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SAFRAN and University of Adelaide team on maritime sensing

HMAS Ballarat and the French Navy’s Aircraft Carrier FNS Charles De Gaulle with the US Navy’s Fleet Oiler, USNS Kanawha. Photo: Defence

SAFRAN Electronics & Defense Australasia (SEDA) will make its largest investment in Australian R&D to date, after being awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage Program grant.

The $1.8 million multi-year collaboration between SEDA and the University of Adelaide (UoA) is enabled by $643,565 in matched funding via the Linkage Program.

Entitled Collaborative Sensing and Learning for Maritime Situational Awareness, the project aims to demonstrate coordinated autonomous sensing of naval assets in dynamic maritime environments. Artificial Intelligence (AI) based technology will reduce the operational load required to deliver high quality maritime situational awareness.

SAFRAN says it will take advantage of novel and emergent artificial intelligence technologies developed collaboratively with UoA.

“SAFRAN considers collaboration in early stage research a key pillar of our business and it brings us a competitive advantage. Through this project, we will advance Australian sovereign capability by developing maritime intelligence gathering technology for the RAN,” Alexis de Pelleport, SAFRAN Pacific CEO, said.

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