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NEC, D-Wave and the Australian Department of Defence Collaborate on Quantum Computing Initiative

By IQT News posted 20 Apr 2021

(GlobeNewsWire) NEC Australia and Quantum Computing firm D-Wave Systems Inc. (D-Wave) are proud to have been selected by the Australian Department of Defence to demonstrate the use of hybrid quantum computing technology to solve a “last mile resupply” problem. The technology optimises how autonomous vehicles are used to resupply army forces from a central base. NEC Australia and D-Wave were selected via a competitive proposal process.
NEC and D-Wave entered into an agreement in November 2019 to accelerate the use of quantum computing by working with customers to develop applications. This is NEC’s first quantum computing application use-case developed outside Japan.
NEC Australia is a highly-experienced enterprise Managed Services company, with expertise in working across State, Federal and Defence customer environments. Its customer base includes the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), Australian Parliamentary Services, and Department of Defence.
D-Wave is the leader in quantum systems, software and services. The company is the first provider of commercial quantum computers and delivers practical quantum value for real world problems. D-Wave’s technology is being used by some of the world’s most advanced organisations, across automotive, mobility, space exploration, defence and research industries.
With more than 200 granted and pending U.S. patents, D-Wave brings capabilities including a proven, reliable, and scalable quantum computing platform, application development, algorithm development and benchmarking expertise.

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