C3 AI has received the first three orders in its 5-year, $500 million Production-Other Transaction Agreement sponsored by the Missile Defense Agency, which will be applicable across the Defense Department.
All three orders will leverage the C3 AI platform to accelerate deployment of critical enterprise artificial intelligence capabilities across MDA.
“An enterprise AI platform that allows for credible assessment of combined kinetic and non-kinetic effects across domains is critical to optimize and correctly evaluate missile defense mission effectiveness,” said C3 AI President and Chief Technology Officer Ed Abbo.
The first order will support efforts to rapidly produce accurate representations of advanced threats using generative machine learning models.
The second order will equip the agency’s test programs with an AI application to plan, analyze and execute Missile Defense System flight/ground test events. These include pre- and post-test efforts like hardware-in-the-loop system tests and post-flight reconstruction.
The third order will further accelerate the agency’s ground test process by optimizing and automating key facets of the process; consolidating and unifying test requirements from multiple stakeholders; and ingesting, unifying and analyzing engineering data at enterprise scale.
“The insights extracted from large volumes of sensor, network, and weapon system test data are critical to analyzing the operational effectiveness, suitability, and survivability of the Missile Defense System,” said MDA Innovation Science and Technology Director Shari Feth.
“The deployment of an enterprise AI platform has allowed MDA to demonstrate robust end-to-end capabilities for collaborating on AI model development and rapidly deploying insights into new production applications,” Feth said.