General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has introduced a set of tools built to automate management of remotely piloted aircraft operations.
The Integrated Intelligence Center has a user experience-based design and uses a modular and open architecture framework that supports third-party horizontal integration as well as the development of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies, the company said Monday.
I2C includes a range of avionics systems powered by multi-intelligence technology such as an automated intel analysis platform, an imaging system for exploitation applications and a multimission controller for routine and transit ISR activities.
David Alexander, president of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., said that I2C tools work by converting data into actionable intelligence and integrate avionics functions to cut manning requirements by up to 50 percent.
GA-ASI has deployed the tool suite for operational flights and is working with other companies to integrate artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches into MQ-9 and MQ-1C unmanned aircraft systems.