L3Harris Selected by US Air Force for Artificial Intelligence
L3Harris Technologies Selected by US Air Force for Artificial Intelligence Contract
• Fills critical gap for training data needed for artificial intelligence algorithms
• Addresses urgent defense need for automation to analyze large geospatial data sets
• Leverages proven modeling and simulation technology to generate training data
MELBOURNE, Fla., Feb. 12, 2020 — The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has awarded L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) a multimillion-dollar contract to develop a software platform that will make it easier for analysts to use artificial intelligence (AI) to identify objects in large data sets. The U.S. military and intelligence community are inundated with massive amounts of data generated by remote sensing systems. Automated searches using algorithms that can identify pre-loaded images of objects makes pinpointing them easier. However, in order to train these algorithms, real images are often unavailable because they are either rare or do not exist. The L3Harris tool creates sample images used to train search algorithms to identify hard-to-find objects in the data, which will help make it easier for the military and intelligence community to adopt artificial intelligence.
“L3Harris is a premier provider of modeling and simulation capabilities that provide risk reduction for our
customers who rely on advanced geospatial systems and data,” said Ed Zoiss, President, Space and
Airborne Systems, L3Harris. “Accelerating the use of AI will help automate analysis of large geospatial
data sets so warfighters receive trusted data faster and more efficiently.”
About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-toend solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and
commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately
$18 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in 130 countries. L3Harris.com.
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