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Elta Systems integrating AI with radars, seeking better image recognition

09 November 2018

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) subsidiary Elta Systems has developed new artificial intelligence (AI) systems and is integrating them with radars to upgrade image recognition and classification, a company representative told Jane’s .

Isaac Finkelshtein, imagery intelligence manager at Elta Systems, said there have been significant breakthroughs in the past two years in the world of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) image recognition capabilities. “We started receiving abilities we did not imagine we’d reach,” he said. “AI and visual intelligence have jumped forward by a generation.”

Elta Systems’ AI technology is designed to recognise a SAR image that Finkelshtein described as “far from being an image that a person can identify”.

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