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AeroVironment Unveils New AI Capability and Autonomy Kit for UAS

AeroVironment (AV) has introduced its Autonomy Retrofit Kit (ARK) and AVACORE software demonstrating the company’s commitment to advancing autonomy and machine learning capabilities to increase effectiveness of autonomous systems and reduce operator burdens. ARK and AVACORE bring AV’s accelerated autonomy to fielded assets such as Puma 3 AE and Puma LE, in addition to future […]

New Qualcomm-Built Advanced Video Processor by Teledyne FLIR Powers AI at the Edge

Teledyne FLIR, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, has announced Teledyne FLIR AVP, an advanced video processor designed to power Teledyne FLIR’s Prism AI and computational imaging at the edge. The AVP incorporates the latest Qualcomm QCS8550, the most advanced mobile processor chip from the leader in mobile, automotive, and robotics system-on-chip (SoC) technology. The AVP […]

AI-Operated Fighter Jet will Fly US Air Force Secretary in a Test of Military’s Future Drone Warplanes

The US Air Force is betting a large part of its future air warfare on a fleet more than 1,000 autonomously operated drones, and later this spring its top civilian leader plans to climb into an artificial intelligence-operated warplane and let it take him airborne. Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall told senators on Tuesday at […]

Ukraine Developing ‘Unstoppable’ AI-Powered Attack Drone

Ukraine is developing artificially intelligent drones that will be harder for Russia to shoot down, The Telegraph can disclose. The push to create an image recognition targeting system, which can autonomously hunt and strike targets, is backed by more than £200 million in Western finance from a UK-led drone coalition. Kateryna Chernohorenko,Ukraine’s deputy defence minister, said […]

Shield AI to Acquire Australia-Based Sentient Vision Systems and Establish Shield AI Australia

Shield AI, Inc. has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Sentient Vision Systems (Sentient), an Australia-based supplier of AI-enabled real-time situational awareness solutions, pending customary closing conditions and regulatory approval. The companies will merge AI expertise and operational understanding to deliver superior intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities for today’s rapidly changing defense and security […]

Kratos and Shield AI Conduct AI-Piloted Flights on the Kratos Tactical Firejet

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., a Technology Company in the Defense, National Security and Global Markets and a provider of high-performance, jet-powered unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and Shield AI, Inc., a defense technology company building an AI pilot, have announced the successful completion of the first phase of Shield’s AI-piloted flight-testing on-board the Kratos […]

DroneShield Develops Software Defined Radios for Next-Gen C-UAS Technologies

DroneShield Ltd has announced that it has commenced development of custom higher performance multi-channel software defined radios (‘SDRs’) to be used in new evolution capabilities of future generations of its products. The Company is a global player in the C-UAS market, including the handheld C-UAS solutions. Part of the challenge is reducing the hardware to […]

German Firm Helsing to Help Ukraine Add AI to Domestically-Produced Drones

Ukraine has agreed with German tech firm Helsing GmbH to incorporate artificial intelligence into Ukrainian-made drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The agreement resulted from multiple conferences over the past year aimed at establishing joint weapons manufacturing partnerships between Ukraine and other nations. The memorandum of understanding on security and defense cooperation was signed […]

Eric Schmidt’s Secret ‘White Stork’ Project Aims to Build AI Combat Drones

Billionaire technologist Eric Schmidt has been quietly building a new drone startup in the U.S. and Ukraine within a nesting doll of LLCs that have helped to conceal its operations and team members. Forbes first reported the project’s existence this month and has since learned that it is called White Stork, a reference to the national bird […]