Army chooses General Atomics to develop smart sensor with artificial intelligence (AI) for unmanned aircraft

Nov. 23, 2020
General Atomics pursues research, development, test, and evaluation of artificial intelligence for the smart sensor prototype unmanned aerial platform.

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – U.S. Army unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designers needed artificial intelligence (AI) capability for the Army's Predator, Reaper, and future military UAVs. They found their solution from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. in Poway, Calif. Defence Blog reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

23 Nov. 2020 -- Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., announced a $92.3 million contract to General Atomics last week that covers research, development, test, and evaluation of AI for the smart sensor prototype unmanned aerial platform.

General Atomics designs and builds unmanned systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems, including the Predator UAV and the Lynx multi-mode radar.

General Atomics produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor-control and image-analysis software, offers pilot training and support services, and develops meta-material antennas.

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