C4iSR: Maritime

BAE Systems looks to introduce AI decision support into naval combat systems

04 January 2019

BAE Systems' Naval Ships - Combat Systems business is exploring the application of artificial intelligence (AI) techniques into its INTeACT family of surface ship combat management systems (CMS) as part of a wider innovation activity known as Project Dragonfly.

The work forms part of a five-year GBP20 million (USD25 million) investment intended to refresh the company's portfolio of CMS and combat system solutions. Work to integrate AI into the INTeACT system is enabled by the availability of high-speed computing to execute processing-intensive algorithms, and the adoption of a shared infrastructure model allowing for the import of new AI-based apps including third-party developments.

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