DoD Taps Auterion for Open-Source UAS Control Software

The Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Unit has awarded a $2M contract to Swiss firm Auterion for a drone operation software, Nextgov reported Thursday.

The company's PX4 open-source platform is designed to establish a common, standardized control system for different kinds of unmanned aircraft systems.

The software's open-source design would allow DoD to apply future technologies without the need for system updates.

The company will use DIU funds to augment the software's cybersecurity, user interface, communications protocols and computer vision, the report noted.

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