L3Harris Technologies [LHX] and the artificial intelligence analytics solutions provider BigBear.ai

[BBAI] have teamed to create an AI capability to enable autonomous surface vessels (ASVs) to better identify and classify vessels to improve their maneuverability.

The partnership integrates L3Harris’s ASView ASV control system and BigBear.ai’s forecasting computer vision technology to enhance situational awareness of ASVs and support manned-unmanned teaming.

“Integrating L3Harris’ ASView technology and BigBear.ai’s AI solutions will increase our ASVs’ sophistication by improving contact identification accuracy and pattern-of-life detection for autonomous fleets to inform effective maneuver decisions,” Anthony Nigara, president of maritime for L3Harris, said in a statement on Tuesday.

Mandy Long, BigBear.ai CEO, said that the technology combination will allow safer ASV operations, “supporting higher risk missions, expanding operational reach, and most importantly saving lives.”

The companies said they are working with the Office of Naval Research on operational demonstrations with their integrated solution.