Military Embedded Systems

BAE Systems selected to bid in AI, machine learning R&D contract


October 04, 2018

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

(Photo: BAE Systems, Inc.)

MCLEAN, Va. Officials at the Defense Technical Information Center selected BAE Systems to compete for future research and development (R&D) task orders focusing in developing next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies.

The award is a nine-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with a ceiling value for all future work estimated at $28 billion.

BAE Systems is one of 15 companies selected to compete for R&D and support task orders, which are expected to exceed $15 million. These task orders will be awarded by the Air Force Installation Contract Agency/KD Offutt AFB, Nebraska and support the Department of Defense (DoD) Information Analysis Center Program Management Office.

“This large-scale contract provides us with a tremendous opportunity to reach across BAE Systems and leverage our own internal research and development investments to help the DoD solve its most difficult mission challenges,” says Al Whitmore, president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector. “We are excited to help the government leverage innovations in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and directed energy technologies to enhance the security and effectiveness of our warfighters across physical and digital domains.”


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