Insitu has formed a partnership with Danish edge computing solutions provider MDSI in order to provide new UAS (unmanned aerial systems) technologies for Danish Defence and potentially other customers across the Nordic Defence Cooperation (NORDEFCO) and the European Union (EU).
The partnership will combine Insitu’s combat-proven family of tactical UAS with MDSI’s European infrastructure and advanced artificial intelligence/machine learning (AIML) capabilities to create products and services that are optimized for the increasingly complex environment where Danish, NORDEFCO and other EU forces must be prepared to operate.
Collaboration between the two companies will also enhance Denmark’s national competencies related to autonomous systems and could facilitate a range of industrial cooperation opportunities in the future.
Dave Funkhouser, Insitu’s Global Growth Executive for Northern Europe, commented: “We are excited to work with an agile and innovative teammate like MDSI, who can not only enhance the capabilities we might offer to the Danish Defence, but to other Nordic and European customers over the next several years as well.”
Christian Steinø, Chief Operations Officer at MDSI, said: “After five years collaborating on special projects with Boeing Phantom Works, we are pleased to grow our relationship with another exciting member of the Boeing family who has led the tactical UAS industry for the past two decades. Our relationship with Insitu will position MDSI to migrate some of the advanced capabilities we originally developed for manned aviation into the unmanned aviation sector.”