European Defense Artificial Intelligence Start-up, Helsing Raises €209M

September 16, 2023 @ 04:18 PM

Helsing, the European startup specializing in artificial intelligence for defense applications, has raised €209 million in a Series B funding round. This funding round, which included a €75 million investment from the Swedish company Saab, along with backing from the American venture capital firm General Catalyst, has propelled Helsing's valuation to...

Lockheed Martin and University of Iowa Demonstrate AI-Enabled Uncrewed Aircraft in Jamming...

September 12, 2023 @ 11:11 AM

Lockheed Martin and the University of Iowa's Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL) demonstrated AI technology with two piloted L-29 aircraft mimicking uncrewed systems, providing jamming support in a simulated air-to-ground mission. The successful execution of the electronic attack task by AI agents shows how autonomous uncrewed aerial systems can operate in coordination...

Saab Acquires U.S.-based AI Solutions Provider CrowdAI

September 8, 2023 @ 11:01 AM

Saab unveils its strategic takeover of CrowdAI, a move designed to expedite the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) capabilities into Saab's product lineup. Future operations will be carried out primarily in San Diego, California

Russia Creates Internet-of-Things Network to Connect Weapons, Manufacturing Facilities

September 2, 2023 @ 04:37 AM

Russia's Rostec has developed an Internet-of-Things (IoT)-based platform to connect weapons, users, and manufacturing facilities for real-time performance monitoring. On Friday, Rostec announced that the IT solution, based on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), was developed by its subsidiary Ruselectronics

Saab Acquires AI-enabled Autonomous Swarm Systems Provider “BlueBear”

September 1, 2023 @ 10:11 AM

Saab has completed acquisition of U.K

Singapore, Australia Discuss Cooperation in Maritime Artificial Intelligence

August 30, 2023 @ 10:21 AM

Delegates from the Australian Defense Science Technology Group and Royal Australian Navy engaged in discussions with their counterparts from the Republic of Singapore Navy to explore the advancement and progression of autonomous maritime systems. During Indo-Pacific Endeavour, the discussions in Singapore centered around the shared interest in robotics, autonomous systems and artificial intelligence (RAS-AI), and how both partner nations can collaborate on this technology

AeroVironment to Acquire Tomahawk Robotics

August 23, 2023 @ 04:42 AM

AeroVironment said it is planning to acquire Tomahawk Robotics, a company that deals with AI-enabled robotic control systems. “The acquisition will enable deeper integration of both companies technology, leading to enhanced interoperability and interconnectivity of unmanned systems through a singular platform with similar control features

Avenger UAS and its “Digital Twin” Can Collaborate for Combat Missions

August 10, 2023 @ 04:54 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) said its Avenger Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) was paired with “digital twin” aircraft to autonomously conduct Live, Virtual, and Constructive (LVC) multi-objective collaborative combat missions

Rostec's Facial Recognition System Deployed in 2022 Qatar World Cup, Sold to

August 8, 2023 @ 05:35 AM

A Rostec-made facial recognition system was used in 36 countries around the globe in 2022, including at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. "Speaking about the facial recognition system, it was put into operation for the first time in 2018 during the FIFA World Cup [in Russia]," Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov said on Monday

Rafael Introduces AI-enabled Puzzle Intelligence System

June 16, 2023 @ 11:26 AM

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., will announce Puzzle, an intelligence knowledge management system that combines various intelligence and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities

General Atomics’ MQ-20 Avenger Flown Autonomously Using LEO SATCOM Datalink

April 12, 2023 @ 07:38 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) conducted live, tactical, air combat maneuvers using Artificial Intelligence (AI) pilots to control a company-owned MQ-20 Avenger Unmanned Aircraft System. Collaborative maneuvers between human and AI pilots were conducted using GA-ASIs Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) collaborative combat aircraft (CCA) ecosystem over a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communication (SATCOM) providers IP-based Mission Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) datalink

Japanese NEC's AI-Based Technology can Predict Landmine Presence with 90% Accuracy

March 30, 2023 @ 07:02 AM

NEC Corporation AI-based technology predicted the presence of buried landmines by analyzing data on landscapes and military facilities in conflict zones with 90% accuracy. NECs AI analyzed data from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), such as geographical and geological information, data that included the locations of habitation and important buildings, as well as reports from residents