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Australian Army creates new office to manage disruptive technology

31st March 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira


The Australian Army has established a new management office with an initial annual budget of A$5 million ($3.6 million), as it pursues the accelerated adoption of disruptive technologies.

The Robotic and Autonomous Systems Implementation Coordination Office (RICO) will be responsible for coordinating and exploring emerging and disruptive technologies, and developing concepts for their use.

A Department of Defence spokesperson told Shephard that RICO will emphasise the ethical implementation of the army’s Robotic and Autonomous Systems Strategy (RAS); alternative power and energy opportunities; and potential applications of quantum technologies.

‘This exploration and concept development will enable the army to be "future ready" by

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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