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BAE Systems works on autonomy capabilities for FVL
BAE Systems announced on 3 November that it has received ‘multiple contracts’ worth $9 million from the US Army to develop autonomous technology for three of the four focus areas in the Advanced Teaming Demonstration Program (A-Team).
The completion date for this work was undisclosed.
A-Team is expected to produce a highly automated system for improved situational awareness, information processing, resource management, and decision-making beyond human capabilities, to link with the kind of manned and unmanned teaming (MUM-T) capabilities that are expected to be critical components in the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programme for the US Army.
A-Team looks to create an automated system to reduce the cognitive burden on pilots while enabling them to command swarms of unmanned aircraft.
Chris Eisenbies, product line director of the Autonomy, Control, and Estimation group at BAE Systems FAST Labs, said: ‘Future conflicts will include manned and unmanned teaming and increased automation in highly contested environments, helping to enable mission success.’
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