US Army Research Lab Expands


Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE: PLTR) today announced that it will expand its collaboration with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to implement data and artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning capabilities ( ML) for combat command users (COCOM). The contract totals $99.9 million over two years.

Palantir first partnered with the Army Research Lab to provide those on the frontlines with cutting-edge operational data and AI capabilities in 2018. Palantir’s platform supported the integration, management and deployment of relevant data and AI model training for all. armed forces, COCOMs and special operators. This extension extends Palantir’s operational RDT&E work to more users worldwide.

“Maintaining a cutting edge through technology is the foundation of our mission and our partnership with the Army Research Laboratory,” said Akash Jain, president of Palantir USG. “Our nation’s armed forces need best-in-class software to fulfill their missions today while rapidly iterating on the capabilities they will need for tomorrow’s combat. We are honored to support this critical work by partnering to deliver the most advanced operational AI capabilities available with dozens of commercial and public sector partners.

By working with the U.S. Army Research Lab, integrating with vendor partners, and iterating with frontline users, Palantir’s software platforms will continue to rapidly implement advanced AI capabilities. against some of the DOD’s most pressing problem sets. “We look forward to bringing our latest ML, Edge and Space technologies into service alongside our U.S. military partners,” said Shannon Clark, senior vice president of innovation, Federal. “These technologies will enable operators in the field to leverage AI insights to make decisions across many merged domains. From outer space to the bottom of the sea, and everything in between.

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