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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is opening a local office in Australia.

The company says it wishes to "increase cooperation and sharing of knowledge with local industries in an effort to share IAI’s experience and knowhow with Australia’s sovereign defence capabilities."

IAI has recently established a partnership with BIS to found Auto-Mate, a company for autonomous mining operations. The joint venture pairs BIS’ demonstrated operational experience in the mining sector with IAI’s capabilities in autonomous technologies.

Last year IAI demonstrated its autonomous Ground Combat Vehicle (GCV) to the Israel Defence Force (IDF) and the MOD. The CARMEL program focuses on enhanced AI, autonomous and automatic capabilities for current and future combat scenarios, the ability to maneuver in urban environments, and can be operated by a minimum crew of two soldiers. 

"IAI is excited to establish presence in Australia and further cooperation with local industries," Boaz Levy, President and CEO of IAI said. "IAI seeks to share its knowledge and know-how to enhance Australia's sovereign defence solutions and look forward to reaching market potential.

"During the Land Forces exhibition IAI will display a wide range of advanced technological systems for the Australian market and we hope to establish new opportunities for the near and long-term future”.

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