Palantir Technologies [PLTR] said Tuesday the company will deliver an intelligence data fabric and analytics foundation solution to the Army as part of its work on a competitive $823 million program to upgrade the service’s battle command intelligence system.
Following a successful initial testing period, Palantir said it will deploy its Gotham platform for final testing and fielding for the next phase of the Army’s Distributed Common Ground System-Army (DCGS-A) Capability Drop 2 (CD-2) contract.
“We look forward to the continued partnership with [Program Executive Officer (PEO) for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare and Sensors] and the Army’s Intelligence Community in providing new and exciting technology that help them in their modernization efforts,” Doug Philippone, Palantir’s global defense lead, said in a statement.
In February 2020, the Army selected Palantir and BAE Systems for the CD-2 program to compete for orders under a $823 million IDIQ contract to update and replace parts on DCGS-A (Defense Daily, Feb. 26 2020).
Palantir said the Gotham platform being provided for CD-2 will support providing Army intelligence users “with a globally federated Intelligence data fabric and analytics platform spanning multiple security classifications.”
“This capability will field modern data integration, correlation, fusion, and analytic capabilities that prepare the Army for the next fight against emerging near peer threats,” the company wrote in a statement. “The Gotham platform is an operating system for defense decision making and is specifically designed to connect the dots between disparate sources.”
BAE Systems said last July it’s providing the Intelligence Knowledge Environment (IKE) platform for the DCGS-A CD-2 program (Defense Daily, July 23 2020).
Palantir is also working on the DCGS-A Capability Drop-1 program, providing data management services under an $876 million deal it shares with Raytheon Technologies [RTX] that was awarded in March 2018 (Defense Daily, March 9 2018).
DCGS-A is the Army’s system to manage intelligence operations on the battlefield and visualize data collected from tactical sensors.