Tag Archives: Defense Innovation Unit Experimental

Peraton’s Reginald Brothers: Army Futures Command Should Embrace DIUx’s Rapid Tech Devt Approach

Reginald Brothers, executive vice president and chief technology officer of Peraton, said during a Government Matters interview that aired Wednesday he expects Army Futures Command to adopt the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental’s rapid approach to technology development that includes testing and evaluation and prototyping. Brothers said he thinks Austin, Texas, has a strong …

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Army to Use Uptake AI Software in Bradley Fighting Vehicle Maintenance

The U.S. Army has selected Uptake to provide an artificial intelligence tool for the service branch to monitor the condition of Bradley Fighting Vehicles. Uptake said Tuesday it aims to help the Army predict technical failures, reduce occurrences of unscheduled maintenance and manage repairs with the Asset Performance Management application. The software will work to aid …

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Sensofusion Prepares for Enhanced AIRFENCE Production With DoD; Kaveh Mahdavi Comments

Sensofusion will begin its production on an enhanced ground-based mobile platform for countering autonomous aerial drones after testing its prototype for a year. The New York-based firm said Wednesday the AIRFENCE system met IP67 ruggedization requirements during assessments for detection range and counterattack capabilities, which were conducted with the U.S. …

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DoD, Dedrone Partner to Experiment With UAS Detection Tech

The Defense Department has partnered with Dedrone to test a company-built technology’s capacity to assess, measure and responding to unmanned aerial systems that may pose threats to base security and flight operations. DoD and its Defense Innovation Unit Experimental organization intend to experiment with the DroneTracker software designed to help operators collect intelligence from multiple …

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New Army Northeast Research Hub to Collaborate With Industry on Science, Tech Projects

The Army Research Laboratory has established a regional hub on the Northeastern University campus in Burlington, Massachusetts to conduct science and technology projects. ARL Northeast is located at NU’s George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security and will collaborate with multiple companies and academic researchers in efforts to build …

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DoD Seeks Underwater-Launched UAV Platform

The Defense Department has started to accept solution briefs for an underwater-launched unmanned aerial vehicle with interface and control features similar to those of existing consumer drones. A solicitation notice posted on the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental’s website says that DoD seeks a platform that can process full-motion video and operate for more …

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Radiant Solutions to Back NGA-DIUx Machine Learning Tech Challenge: Tony Frazier Comments

Maxar Technologies’ Radiant Solutions business has received a contract from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to help expedite the development of machine learning algorithms designed to gather data from satellite images. Radiant Solutions said Tuesday it will provide NGA access to high-resolution satellite images of at least 1 million labeled objects …

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Reports: DIUx Head Raj Shah Steps Down

Raj Shah, head of the Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, resigned from his post Thursday after a nearly two-year stint with the organization, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Navy Capt. Sean Heritage will step into the acting leadership role at DIUx. Shah, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, took the helm in May …

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Reports: Virgin Orbit Lands DoD Contract to Demo Air Launch System

Virgin Orbit, the small satellite launch venture spun out of commercial space company Virgin Galactic, has secured a contract to demonstrate its air-launched rocket technology through the Defense Department‘s Space Test Program, TechCrunch reported Thursday. The report said Long Beach, California-based Virgin Orbit expects the LauncherOne prototype flight to take place as …

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DoD’s Innovation Unit Taps C3 IoT to Develop AI-Based Predictive Maintenance Platform

C3 IoT has received a multiyear contract from the Defense Department‘s innovation unit to build an artificial intelligence-based data management platform to aid military aircraft maintenance operations. Defense Innovation Unit Experimental asked the company to provide a predictive maintenance platform for DoD to forecast imminent problems with aircraft systems and components, …

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Army NETCOM to Implement Plurilock Authentication Software

The U.S. Army‘s Network Enterprise Technology Command has selected a Plurilock Security Solutions-built cybersecurity platform to help warfighters defend against adversarial identity compromise. Plurilock said Thursday NETCOM will implement and evaluate the company’s BioTracker authentication software that works to analyze behavior patterns and verify workplace users. Ian Paterson, CEO of Plurilock, said the …

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SparkCognition to Help DoD’s Innovation Unit Develop AI Tech for Air Force Enterprise Processes

SparkCognition has received a contract from the Defense Department‘s innovation office to provide artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to support the U.S. Air Force‘s planning, programming, budgeting and execution system. The company said Thursday it will carry out the first stage of Project Quantum to help quantitatively augment decision-making for senior officials …

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Navy, SkySafe to Test Mobile Anti-Drone Platform

The U.S. Navy‘s Special Warfare Command has awarded SkySafe a $1.5 million contract to test the company’s counter-unmanned aerial systems platform, FCW reported Thursday. SkySafe CEO Grant Jordan told FCW that the company’s anti-UAS system is designed to support installation on vehicles and use early detection and radio signal jamming to protect …

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