Satnews Daily
February 13th, 2020

L3Harris Awarded Millions for AI Tool Development by the USAF

The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has awarded L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) a multi-million-dollar contract to develop a software platform that will make it easier for analysts to use artificial intelligence (AI) to identify objects in large data sets.

The U.S. military and intelligence community are inundated with massive amounts of data generated by remote sensing systems. Automated searches using algorithms that can identify pre-loaded images of objects makes pinpointing them easier. However, in order to train these algorithms, real images are often unavailable because they are either rare or do not exist.

The L3Harris tool creates sample images used to train search algorithms to identify hard-to-find objects in the data, which will help make it easier for the military and intelligence community to adopt artificial intelligence.

This product fills critical gap for training data needed for artificial intelligence algorithms as well as addresses the urgent defense need for automation to analyze large geospatial data sets. Additionally, this L3Harris technology leverages proven modeling and simulation technology to generate training data.

Ed Zoiss, President, Space and Airborne Systems, L3Harris, said the company is a premier provider of modeling and simulation capabilities that provide risk reduction for their customers who rely on advanced geospatial systems and data. Accelerating the use of AI will help automate analysis of large geospatial data sets so warfighters receive trusted data faster and more efficiently.