The meeting’s agenda included strengthening partnerships and expanding scientific, technological and innovation activities.
By Edwaldo Costa – São Paulo, SP
On November 8, the Directorate General for Nuclear and Technological Development of the Navy (DGDNTM) held the 1st DGA-DGDNTM Meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation in São Paulo, with the aim of strengthening ties between Brazilian and French institutions, as well as promoting the exchange of projects and knowledge in related areas.
The Navy’s Director General for Nuclear and Technological Development, Admiral Petronio Augusto Siqueira de Aguiar, explained that the Navy plays a fundamental role in the security and protection of our waters and maritime borders and that the exchange of ideas and projects enriches our teams and strengthens our institutions.
“It is therefore our duty, as institutions dedicated to defense and technological advancement, to actively collaborate to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Today, in a world characterized by rapid change and global challenges, technological innovation is crucial. We believe that by pooling our knowledge, resources and experience, we can overcome obstacles and achieve remarkable results,” said Admiral Petronio.
During the event, panels were presented on the themes: Command and Control; Underwater Acoustics; and Unmanned Vehicles (underwater and surface drones). Institutional talks were also given by the DGDNTM and the DGA, with an emphasis on the development of ST&I projects.
In addition to the commitment to innovation and technology, the visit by the French delegation made it possible to share experiences, synergize talents and discuss new solutions that can benefit the Armed Forces.
The meeting marks the continuation of a strategic partnership in the quest to improve technological and innovative capacity for the benefit of the respective nations and was also attended by the DGA’s Director of International Development, General Gaël Diaz de Tuesta; the Advisor to the DGDNTM, Admiral Alexandre Rabello de Faria; the Director of the Navy Technology Center in São Paulo, Vice Admiral Guilherme Dionizio Alves; the Director of the Navy Technology Center in Rio de Janeiro, Rear Admiral Alexandre de Vasconcelos Siciliano; the DGA’s Deputy Director of International Development, Laurent Mercier; the Head of International Relations, Rear Admiral Jean-Marc Durandau, the DGA’s Armaments Attaché at the French Embassy in Brazil, Cécile Delwarde, among other authorities.
Source: Agência Marinha de Notícias *** Translated by DEFCONPress FYI Team ***