Armaments Research Company has secured a five-year, $60 million contract from the Department of Defense and General Services Administration to further develop an artificial intelligence technology designed to detect weapons.
Under the phase three of the Small Business Innovative Research program, the company will continue its AI-based weapon sensing project, which supports DOD’s Joint All-Domain Command and Control concept, ARC said Thursday.
ARC’s technology uses intelligent mobile applications, cloud-based analytics and internet of things sensors to help commanders make critical decisions. The company expects its technology to shorten tactical response times by 60 percent at most.
Michael Canty, ARC’s CEO and a former U.S. Army officer, said the contract gives the company’s technology the chance to achieve initial operational capability in the military.
ARC also recently received $8 million in government-issued research and development funds and engaged in new partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Columbia University and other organizations.