Military minds discuss ways to ensure solid integration of unmanned systems that increasingly come from different developers


May 5, 2021

Bringing unmanned systems into service for the U.S. military increasingly requires integrating complex hardware, software, algorithms and other elements from different vendors and developers. Five experts on the challenges of safe, effective integration offered their insights Wednesday in a panel discussion called, “Advancing Autonomy Through Platform Integration.”

Moderator Kevin Hagan, unmanned systems account executive for Peraton, opened the discussion with a description of its scope.

“I think that most would agree that autonomous systems are the future of military systems,” he said. “How do we ensure integrated systems work as designed and in a safe manner when faced with all the variables of a real world environment? How do we test those systems, and how do we build trust in them?”

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