Stryke receives contract from US Army

9th January 2018 - 12:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Stryke Industries has received a contract to apply the ScenGen artificial intelligence engine to the US Army's UAS fleet, the company announced on 4 January.

The work will be carried out by Stryke subcontractor, Scorpion Computer Services. The technology will be licensed to Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, to be applied to the Universal Ground Control Station (UGCS) and other UAS platforms.

The UGCS allows for interoperability of the army’s unmanned assets of dissimilar types from a single common ground control station. It uses a design that holds flight critical hardware and software in a modular configuration and is used with the MQ-1C Gray Eagle, RQ-7B Shadow, and MQ-5B Hunter for the US Army.

ScenGen is designed to minimise software errors in operational systems. It is a scenrio generator designed to ‘think’ of all possibilities for any given situation and then ‘execute’ all user actions or systems messages as tests on all new releases of software. This ensures that every new release is no worse (does not regress) than the current production version.

Van Flamion, president, Stryke Industries, said: ‘Stryke is committed to teaming with innovators like Scorpion Computer Services that are driven to provide great solutions for our military, homeland defence agencies and across the federal marketplace.’