C4iSR: Maritime

UK awards contracts to explore Intelligent Ship technologies

23 January 2020

The UK’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is seed funding nine companies – including Frazer-Nash Consultancy (FNC), Roke Manor Research, and Thales UK – to explore and mature artificial intelligence (AI) techniques and automation technologies applicable to operating and supporting future warships and other platforms.

Known as the Intelligent Ship, the project is focused on innovative approaches for human/AI and AI/AI teaming for defence platforms across all services in the post-2040 period. Outputs are intended to inform requirements and develop applications that could enable and facilitate the wider use of ‘intelligent systems’ within future warships, with the potential for wider use.

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