Hexagon US Federal has been selected as the single award prime contractor for a Department of Defense (DoD) Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) laser scanner contract, a four-month contract for over $500,000, the company reported on Monday.
"We're proud to support CTTSO," said Tammer Olibah, Hexagon US Federal CEO. "This is an exciting moment for Hexagon, as our growing portfolio of solutions and capabilities, including Leica and Sigma Space, allows us to better serve government agencies in realizing critical missions."
Hexagon, as the prime contractor for the CTTSO contract, has provided testing, installation, training, documentation and assistance on selected robotic platforms. Hexagon's Sigma Space and Leica Geosystems teams have led the work under the contract.
The team has utilized Leica Geosystems technology. Hexagon combined its high-performance reality capture scanners with remotely operated robots to permit the CTTSO to rapidly gain situational awareness while also mitigating hazard exposure to personnel.
The contract work began in fall 2019 and was completed January 2020. Work took place primarily in Lanham, Maryland. Hexagon has a long history with geosystems and geospatial technology, which has been expanded upon with the CTTSO contract.
Rob Mott, vice president at Hexagon US Federal, has commented on how artificial intelligence could help defense and intelligence agencies collect and transmit geospatial intelligence data to soldiers on the battlefield amid challenging conditions.
He discussed how AI could deliver situational awareness to soldiers in real time and help troops improve the generation of courses of action as well as augment monitoring and surveillance activities.
“By improving the ability to predict a target’s behavior based on analysis of historical patterns, current trends and dynamic factors (such as weather and adversarial behavior), AI can help determine the most suitable method and location for the deployment of assets for performing surveillance,” Mott wrote.
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