Army Seeks AI, Robotics Tech to Support Combat Capability Modernization

The U.S. Army is seeking industry assistance on four capability sets focused on utilizing artificial intelligence and robotics to modernize combat operations, National Defense reported Wednesday.

Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, deputy commanding general for the Army Futures Command's futures and concepts center, said the Army needs AI and machine learning-driven capabilities that cover lethality, stand-off, penetration and convergence functions during a recently held National Defense Industrial Association event. Wesley noted the Army is looking for nontraditional companies to get involved in the effort.

Technologies under the lethality and stand-off areas must have the capacity to help soldiers remain within the vicinity of enemy forces while maintaining control of the terrain. The necessary capabilities must also be able to penetrate complex enemy barriers and host multi-domain operations with unmanned platforms.

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