Bring your best: Department of Defence requests sovereign UAS
The Australian Department of Defence has called on the defence industry to submit their best designs for an affordable and expendable, general purpose uncrewed aerial system.
A call to action was announced for the sovereign UAS product crucial to national defence during discussions at the 2023 ADM Defence and Industry Research Symposium hosted by the University of South Australia on 8 August.
Discussions detailed that the sovereign UAS product would be initially used for basic training and observation capabilities, before being expanded for more advanced payloads.
A Department of Defence tender has also been released on 31 July seeking information to support an Australian sovereign uncrewed aerial system and trusted autonomy industrial capability.