Military Embedded Systems

Automated ISR intelligence sharing goal of Hexagon, General Atomics partnership


April 19, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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CHANTILLY, Va. Hexagon US Federal has been selected to partner with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to provide geospatial solutions from Hexagon's Luciad Portfolio in support of cutting-edge intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) projects.

In this partnership, Hexagon US Federal offers capabilities from the Luciad Portfolio to enhance two GA-ASI projects: Metis, for autonomous tasking, collection management and intelligence sharing; and the Multi-Mission Controller (MMC), an operator-based multi-platform control system.

According to officials, this includes using LuciadRIA for the browser-based Metis solution, LuciadLightspeed for the MMC desktop solution, and LuciadFusion as the common geospatial server for both Metis and MMC.

GA-ASI's Metis project is intended to provide a capability that can streamline and automate the ISR task management process while allowing for rapid, cloud-based intelligence sharing. MMC is intended to enable a single user to control multiple aircraft and their missions simultaneously by leveraging a combination of automation and UX-based design.