Computer Vision: Aerospace and Defense Trends – Army Technology

Computer Vision (CV) has direct applications for satellite and drone use; both create large amounts of data which takes human analysts significant time to examine to search for relevant information. CV has the capacity to comb through this data significantly quicker and decrease the amount of time it takes to obtain actionable information. CV also has direct applications in military technology and its future utilisation will include automated military vehicles as well as missile targeting, and missile defense technology.

Listed below are the key areas in which CV is impacting the aerospace and defense industry, as identified by GlobalData.

Autonomous land vehicles

GlobalData predicts that, between 2020 and 2025, the first fully autonomous vehicles are expected to be operating in limited zones of certain cities. This prediction demonstrates that civilian autonomous vehicles are increasingly advanced. In the military sector, there is an increasing push for unmanned land vehicles, either armed or unarmed. In the US, the DoD is currently seeking bids for the ATLAS program, an advanced automated program which will is designed to potentially be able to control tanks in the future, though with a human operator in the loop.

Fully autonomous drones

Future drones will utilise CV for two