AI-powered UAV swarmsQuantum Systems, Airbus Defence and Space Partner on Research of AI-Enabled UAV Swarming Technology

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Quantum-Systems GmbH and Spleenlab GmbH have been awarded a research endeavor from the Planning Office of the German Armed Forces to demonstrate and analyze the AI elements necessary for swarms of tactical UAS in a real-world scenario. With a focus on the effectiveness of tactical UAS, the project known as KITU 2 (Künstliche Intelligenz für taktische UAS; Artificial Intelligence for tactical UAS) is being funded by the German Ministry of Defence. This partnership will allow each company to provide its key strengths.

Airbus Defence and Space will provide swarming algorithms, simulation environments and experimental hardware, as well as required AI building blocks.

Quantum Systems offers the Vector 2-in-1 tactical aerial reconnaissance platform with built in AI edge-computing capabilities. This…