ASTARTE will work in the most difficult airspace — above an Army division — with friendly and enemy aerial forces and electronic warfare jamming.
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) in Arlington has launched a project to improve the common operating picture of a battle taking place across domains, like a fight occurring in air and land. Fedscoop reports. Continue reading original article
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The program, Air Space Total Awareness for Rapid Tactical Execution (ASTARTE), was announced earlier in April and is looking for advanced low-cost sensors, artificial intelligence (AI) software algorithms, and virtual testing environments to create a strong common operating picture.
ASTARTE will aim to complement Joint All Domain Command and Control (JADC2), the military’s futuristic network-of-networks botnet being developed by the Air Force, by integrating command and control.
ASTARTE will need to work in the most difficult airspace above an Army division clogged with friendly and enemy aerial forces along with signal jamming and other communication-denial systems. The program aims to develop three evolving technical areas: algorithms, sensors and virtual testing environments. The key to the AI algorithms will be integrating with existing common operating picture hardware and command and control systems.