India, Israel sign agreement for development of dual use technologies in defence
India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (
The agreement was signed between DRDO Chairman, G Satheesh Reddy and DDR&D head, Brig Gen Dr Daniel Gold (retd).
DRDO & Directorate of Defence R&D, Israel have entered into a #BilateralInnovationAgreement for development of dual… https://t.co/Ftp4NHbYjf— DRDO (@DRDO_India) 1636463410000
Under the agreement, start-ups and industry of both countries will work together to bring out next generation technologies and products in the areas such as drones, robotics, artificial intelligence, quantum technology, photonics, biosensing, brain-machine interface, energy storage, wearable devices, natural language processing and others, it said in the statement.
Products and technologies will be customised to meet unique requirements of both the countries. The development efforts will be jointly funded by the DRDO and the DDR&D, it added.
The technologies developed under bilateral innovation agreement will be available to both countries for their domestic applications and the development efforts will be jointly funded by the DRDO and the DDR&D, the ministry said.
To enhance bilateral defence cooperation between both the countries, formulation of a task force was announced last month, during the 15th joint working group meeting in Tel Aviv.
The meeting was co-chaired by Indian Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar and the Director General of Israel's Defence Ministry, Maj Gen Amir Eshel (retd).
AdvertisementThe joint working group is the apex body of both countries' Defence Ministries to comprehensively review and guide all aspects of cooperation in this sector.
The two sides had reviewed the progress made in military engagements including exercises and industry cooperation.
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