U.S. and Australia Explore Drone Collaboration with Japan

The three countries examine the benefits of shared drone systems in the Indo-Pacific.

The White House and Australia opened up the possibility of drone system collaboration with Japan last week, exploring how a shared network of unmanned aircraft could strengthen the mutual defense of the Indo-Pacific region. The White House announced that such a cooperation could also “accelerate technology transfer in the rapidly emerging field of collaborative combat aircraft and autonomy.”

The White House shared this brief announcement halfway through an extensive joint statement released by President Joe Biden and Australian Prime Minister Albanese. The proposed drone system would be built on a new agreement signed by Australia and Japan that commits to joint military exercises and defense integration between the two countries, an agreement that the White House said they “applaud.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for U.S., Australian, and Japanese officials as they collaborate on unmanned aerial systems.
  • For the president and prime ministers to seek God’s guidance on the plans for allied defense in the Indo-Pacific.

Sources: The White House


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