Australia’s Advanced Strategic Capabilities Accelerator is looking for potential industry and research partners to support its mission of developing new technologies to advance the country’s defense capabilities.
ASCA said it requires innovative solutions and skills to boost how the Australian Defence Force conducts military operations and data processing.
The collected input will inform efforts to identify organizations capable of supporting the accelerator’s first mission.
ASCA’s mission aims to develop capabilities that would enable the Australian Defence Force to defeat adversaries’ integrated air defense systems so it can effectively conduct long-range strike operations in contested environments.
Similarly, the accelerator wants to better process and synthesize large volumes of intelligence data while addressing different classification levels of data systems.
According to Australian Minister for Defence Industry Pat Conroy, ASCA’s maiden initiative will deliver the technologies required by ADF personnel to continue protecting the Australian people.
The program also intends to unlock new opportunities and accelerate the country’s technology acquisition to generate more jobs in the defense sector, the minister added.
ASCA said it will accept submissions for the call until Jan. 25, 2024.
Following ASCA’s launch in July, the Australian government committed to spend $490.1 million for its projects over the next four years. The investment is projected to reach $2.2 billion through the 2030s.