SeoulDroneShield announced that it has delivered all contractual elements of the Artificial Intelligence Computer Vision System (ACVS) program to the Australian Department of Defence under the Phase 2 Defence Innovation Hub program originally announced in November 2021. The contract value is approximately $800,000. The contract amount has been fully received by DroneShield through milestone progress payments, made up to the end of 2022.

The program has resulted in significant improvements to DroneShield’s optical/thermal AI DroneOptID engine, as well as development of a ground-breaking multi-Sensor Fusion Artificial Intelligence (SFAI) engine that is expected to be a core part of DroneShield’s Command-and-Control system DroneSentry-C2 in 2023.

After the final demonstration to a wide variety of Defence stakeholders, DroneShield CTO Angus Bean commented, “It is clear that the multi-sensor fusion system created by DroneShield is truly unique on a global scale.  The algorithms and architecture being used are producing excellent user outcomes, without the ‘server-farm’ levels of compute-power that similar systems require. The SFAI system represents a significant step-change in our C2 capability.”

DroneShield CEO, Oleg Vornik said “The Australian Government’s Defence Innovation Hub funding and project support has been critical in accelerating this technology and making it a reality.  Development of sovereign industry capability is a key stated priority of the Australian Government. The Defence Innovation Hub is driving this commitment by supporting Australian companies to build real sovereign capability in Australia, by Australians.”

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