The Army said Tuesday it will hold an industry day in March for its new program to leverage artificial intelligence for future autonomous targeting capabilities on its weapons systems.
Officials are also accepting white papers from industry to detail specific technologies to support the Advanced Targeting and Lethality Automated System (ATLAS) program.
“The Army has a desire to leverage recent advances in computer vision and artificial intelligence [and] machine learning to develop autonomous target acquisition technology, that will be integrated with fire control technology, aimed at providing ground combat vehicles with the capability to acquire, identify, and engage targets at least 3x faster than the current manual process,” officials wrote in the industry day notice.
Futures Command’s new combat capabilities development team is leading the ATLAS program, which looks to integrate advanced sensors and fire control capabilities for improved automated targeting on weapon systems.
“The goal of this industry day is to provide developments achieved regarding these technologies within the traditional defense community, as well as the private sector, including those firms and academic institutions outside that do not traditionally do work with the U.S. Army,” officials wrote.
Key technologies areas for ATLAS include AI capabilities for target tracking and detection, optical flow mitigation, passive range determine and moving target indication. Officials are also looking for industry input on data collection and management, augmentation and synthetic imagery tools.
ATLAS will also focus on advanced targeting algorithms to automate and accelerate the fire control process.
White papers to detail specific technologies for ATLAS are due by Feb. 26.
The industry day will take place on March 12 and 13 in Ft. Belvoir, Va.