WASHINGTON – The military has issued agreements with other transaction authorities (OTA) to Palantir Technologies and Raytheon Technologies to support the design and software development of a new next-generation ground station.
The Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node (TITAN) is intended to be a key element in the sensor-to-shooter chain, connecting sensors from all domains to warfighters and field systems to enable off-line targeting. The system will be able to downlink data from multiple domains, process it with artificial intelligence to create target data, and then deliver those solutions directly to the Fires networks, which can then determine the best shooter to respond to.
Palantir and Raytheon will each receive a Phase I OTA agreement of $ 8.5 million for 12 months of work. Phase I will feature a series of design reviews, software demonstrations and soldier contact points as the vendors mature the TITAN software and work on system-level design. The military will eventually move to a single supplier for complete system prototyping for Phase II. Phase III will include the refinement of prototype capabilities, and Phase IV will prepare a prototype ready to integrate future sensors and technological advancements.
The military practiced with TITAN surrogates, especially during his Project Convergence Campaign from last year. During that event, the military was able to take aerial tactical satellite imagery and downlink it to a TITAN surrogate at Lewis McChord Joint Base in Washington. The TITAN Surrogate then used Prometheus's artificial intelligence program to create targeted solutions based on that data. Then those solutions were transported to the main demonstration area at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, where another AI determined which shooter that targeted solution should be sent to.
& # 39; We quickly discovered the threat. We were able to identify it as the real threat. We were able to capture hit-grade coordinates in near real-time and then digitally transmit them from the TITAN surrogate unit at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington State to the firing units located in Yuma via a tactical satellite. communication. And it all happened in seconds, ”Willie Nelson, Director of the Assured Positioning, Navigation and Timing Cross-Functional Team at Army Futures Command, told C4ISRNET after the exercise.
Northrop Grumman has been bugged to build two TITAN prototypes. These are expected to be completed in 2022.
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