04/09/2020

MQ-9 UAV Integrated With AI-capable Agile Condor Pod

MQ-9 Drone Integrated With Air Force Research Lab’s AI-capable Agile Condor Pod link

Source: Defense World

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  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.(GA-ASI), with the support of SRC Inc., successfully integrated and flew the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Agile Condor Pod on an MQ-9 UAV at GA-ASI’s Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • The Agile Condor Pod provides on-board high-speed computer processing coupled with machine learning algorithms to detect, correlate, identify, and track targets of interest
  • With this capability, the MQ-9 is able to identify objects autonomously utilizing its on-board Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensor and GA-ASI’s Lynx Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  • High-powered computing at the edge enables autonomous target detection, identification and nomination at extended ranges and on-board processing reduces communication bandwidth requirements to share target information with other platforms
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