Shield AI Chosen for Pentagon’s Autonomous Tactical Airborne Prototyping Project

Shield AI (1)Shield AI has received a nine-month, $1 million “other transaction” agreement from the U.S. Army to develop an autonomous tactical airborne drone prototype.

The Army’s Contracting Command-New Jersey awarded the OTA on behalf of  the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental and the Naval Special Warfare Command, according to a notice posted Thursday on FedBizOpps.

San Diego, California-based Shield AI develops artificially intelligent robots and unmanned aerial vehicles designed to explore, collaborate and gather data in combat environments.

The Defense Department formed DIUx to identify, contract and prototype new technologies that will work to help military agencies address national security challenges.

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