Crimson Cat Declares Athena AI as Pc Imaginative and prescient Accomplice for Teal 2
by DRONELIFE Workers Author Ian M. Crosby
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Army know-how firm Crimson Cat Holdings has introduced Athena AI as a pc imaginative and prescient companion for its Teal 2 military-grade drone. Army decision-support firm Athena has licensed its proprietary laptop imaginative and prescient structure to Crimson Cat, which allows high-speed monitoring of objects and in-depth knowledge exploitation at slower speeds. Athena’s resolution is able to figuring out weapons, objects and poses at evening, in addition to Identification Good friend or Foe (IFF) markers like Cyalume HALOs and IR beacons.
“The Teal 2 is a mission-focused army drone, and our partnership with Athena allows us to combine the very newest laptop imaginative and prescient know-how,” mentioned Crimson Cat CEO Jeff Thompson. “In army operations, each second counts, and Athena’s means to trace objects at evening means our drone can ship essential intel to warfighters and commanders, offering speedy decision-making assist.”
With the combination of Athena AI, the Teal 2 is ready to assist night-time Hazard Shut Fireplace Missions. It is ready to find and acknowledge the Ahead Line of Personal Troops (FLOT) compared with the enemy, enabling precision and protected fires on the goal. Athena moreover helps speedy in-field target-set updates, with as quick as a 72 hour turnaround for brand new target-detection algorithms, enabling speedy response to rising threats.
“Most army operations happen at evening, and Athena is proud to assist the Teal 2 ‘Dominate the Night time™, by providing our laptop imaginative and prescient structure,” mentioned Athena CEO Stephen Bornstein. “We’re additionally excited to showcase our tech to the worldwide buyer base that Crimson Cat has constructed on its fame for distinctive merchandise.”
The Teal 2’s beforehand introduced know-how companions embody Teledyne FLIR, Tomahawk Robotics, Reveal Expertise and Immervision. The Teal 2 is the primary sUAS to be outfitted with FLIR’s Hadron 640R sensor.
Crimson Cat has already crammed an order from U.S. Customs and Border Safety for 54 items of the Teal 2. Final month, a Crimson Cat delegation led by Jeff Thompson visited NATO international locations to debate assist for Ukrainian forces.
In the meantime, Athena introduced its first export gross sales to the U.S. Division of Protection in January. At the moment, the corporate is holding a know-how demonstration on the Avalon 2023 Australian Worldwide Airshow from February twenty eighth to March fifth.
Ian attended Dominican College of California, the place he acquired a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong ardour for writing and storytelling and a eager curiosity in know-how, he’s now contributing to DroneLife as a employees author.
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