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Skylark Labs’ AI-Enabled Counter-UAS System Demonstrated to DOD Stakeholders

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Skylark Labs’ AI-Enabled Counter-UAS System Demonstrated to DOD Stakeholders

Skylark Labs has demonstrated the capabilities of its Aerial Reconnaissance & Elimination System to detect and track rogue drones to Department of Defense stakeholders, including representatives from the Defense Innovation Unit.

The company showed that its counter-unmanned aerial system, enabled by artificial intelligence, can perform surveillance operations even in areas beyond visual line of sight and serve as an early warning system to increase readiness in responding to incoming UAS.

During the demonstration, ARIES “detected drones at long ranges, tracked their flight paths and correctly identified potential threats based on trajectories and behaviors,” Skylark Labs said.

In February, the company announced a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research contract award from the U.S. Air Force to improve the service’s UAS detection and tracking capabilities using the ARIES product line to better protect defense facilities and assets.

Retired U.S. Army Col. Brad Boyd, the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s former Chief of Joint Warfighting Operations, described the technology as a game-changer for counter-UAS operations.

He added that ARIES will play a significant role in enhancing the Army’s ability to protect soldiers from drone threats on the battlefield.

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