Army seeks to use artificial intelligence (AI) and satellites to speed attacks on targets of opportunity

May 12, 2021
The Army will integrate commercial satellites, as well as those operated by the other services and the intelligence community, with Army systems.

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army has approved a plan to work quickly in developing a Tactical Space Layer that will enable warfighters to use overhead satellite imagery for beyond-line-of-sight targets. Defense News reports. Continue reading original article

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12 May 2021 -- Army experts showed the advances during Project Convergence 2020 demonstrations last September at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz.

Using artificial intelligence (AI), Army experts used commercial satellite data to find targets, then moved that targeting data to the battlefield via communications satellites that enabled soldiers to fire on chosen targets.

Following that demonstration, Army leaders said could cut down the time it takes from satellite data collection to the delivery of targeting data to a weapon system from 20 minutes to 20 seconds.

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