AI & Machine Learning to Enhance UAS Capabilities

By Mike Ball / 06 Jul 2021

UAV Factory Penguin C UAS

UAV Factory has entered into an agreement with BigBear.ai to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to be integrated into UAV Factory’s unmanned systems and components to enable autonomous operations for commercial and defense applications.

BigBear.ai is a specialist developer of AI, ML, cloud-based big data analytics, and cyber engineering solutions, and regularly serves the the U.S. Department of Defense and intelligence community, including providing direct support to the Defense Intelligence Agency in developing pattern of life analysis from imagery and SIGINT data collected by both unmanned and manned vehicles.

UAV Factory will utilise BigBear.ai’s cutting edge AI/ML technology and expertise into its systems in order to provide state-of-the-art autonomous ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) capabilities to its customers.

Joshua Stinson, Senior Vice President of UAV Factory, commented: “BigBear.ai is a recognized global leader in the AI/ML industry and this partnership will allow us to deliver greater platform autonomy to the DoD and the IC in support of processing, exploitation and dissemination, and pattern of life analysis. Not only will this partnership aid in bringing advanced technologies to the defense market, it also will bring groundbreaking applications to support the energy, logistics, and infrastructure market to support U.S. interests at home and abroad.”

Dr. Reggie Brothers, CEO of BigBear.ai, said: “BigBear.ai is proud to have been exclusively selected by UAV Factory to support the technological enablement of its proven unmanned aerial platform. BigBear.ai is one of the few companies with a track record of delivering AI-enabled solutions to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and commercial sector for many years, and our proven capabilities in this area will assist UAV Factory and its global customers with a critical need.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact