美国与印度和澳大利亚加强国防工业和技术合作(英文)

据Jane’s Defence Weekly2019年8月4日报道,美国与印太地区两大最重要的伙伴印度和澳大利亚达成协议,加强国防工业和军工技术合作。印度驻华盛顿大使馆和澳大利亚国防部分别发表声明,宣布作为加强与美战略联系的一系列措施之一,将加强与美国国防工业联系。印度大使馆称,8月2日在华盛顿举行“印美国防政策小组” (DPG)会上宣布,印度国防部长Sanjay Mitra 和美国负责政策的国防部副部长 John Rood同意,将制定促进两国国防工业生产计划合作的政策,并达成《工业安全附件》。澳大利亚和美国也达成协议,加强两国主要军事计划的工业供应链合作。

US strengthens industry ties with India and Australia

04 August 2019
Australia and the US have said they are looking to deepen supply chain links on major military projects such as the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter programme. Source: Lockheed Martin

The United States has outlined an intention to expand defence industrial and technology ties with India and Australia, two of its most important partners in the Indo-Pacific region.

Separate statements issued by the Indian embassy in Washington and by the Australian Department of Defence (DoD) in Canberra said these two countries would deepen defence industrial links with the US as part of wider efforts to strengthen strategic ties.

The Indian embassy said that in a meeting of the India-US Defence Policy Group (DPG) – held in Washington on 2 August – India’s Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra and US Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, John Rood, agreed to pursue policies that will make it easier for industry in both countries to collaborate on defence production projects.

The embassy said, “[The two sides] underlined the importance of collaboration between the defence industry, and start-ups in the two countries and agreed to pursue a policy environment conducive to this.”

This is believed to be a reference to recent US-India efforts to reach an agreement that will facilitate US original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) sharing classified technological information and data with private-sector companies from India.

The accord – known as the Industrial Security Annex (ISA) – has been the subject of discussion between the US and India for several months and is geared towards supporting greater Indian industrial integration into OEM supply chains.

A statement issued by the Australian DoD similarly put emphasis on industry supply chains.

The DoD said on 4 August that Australian Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper outlined a requirement to “foster closer industry partnership to safeguard supply chains through programmes such as the [Lockheed Martin F-35] Joint Strike Fighter”.