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US Army Contracts BAE Systems for Common Ground System Capability Drop 2

Enhanced Intelligence and Operational Understanding

The US Army has awarded BAE Systems an initial order under its Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Capability Drop 2 programme. Valued at up to $823 million (€710 million), the intent is to provide enhanced intelligence to see and better understand threats and other relevant aspects of the operational environment.

The company’s solution for the requirement is the Intelligence Knowledge Environment (IKE), a software framework of modular data and artificial intelligence analytic capabilities built to autonomously transform information into knowledge, developed at its San Diego, CA facilities.

With a focus on a user-centric analyst experience, IKE rapidly transforms data into intelligence in an easy to learn and scalable manner,” explained Dave Logan, VP and General Manager of C4ISR Systems. “It helps analysts translate information into actionable intelligence using a collection of tools – some interactive, others that operate autonomously – to enhance the effectiveness of the analyst.”

The Capability Drop development model allows the Army to rapidly insert new technology upgrades into DCGS by breaking requirements into small bundles, enabling agile and rapid acquisition.

The company’s C4ISR systems provide robust processing and exploitation capabilities that enable analysis of intelligence data from a variety of sources, in any mission environment.

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