Sentient's Kestrel automated object detection software will be deployed on the AeroVironment Wasp AE for Army's Small UAS (SUAS) program under Project Land 129 Phase 4.
On June 1, Defence announced the acquisition of the WASP AE will include capability from Sentient and partners GD Mediaware and XTEK.
“Sentient is grateful to the Australian Government for its continued support of Australian SME’s like ours and the valuable role we play in providing unique capabilities to the Australian war-fighter.” Sentient’s director of Business Development, Strategy and Partnerships Simon Olsen said.
Kestrel specialises in detecting objects that are difficult for the operator to see, such as vehicles and people moving in challenging land environments or small boats and people in the water. Credit: Sentient Vision Systems
Kestrel is a software solution that automatically detects small moving objects on land or small objects on the surface of the ocean, in real-time within EO/IR sensor feeds. With Kestrel, operators are able to use wide field of view settings to cover larger search areas with a higher probability of detection.