This year, the NCI Agency leveraged the lessons learned from TIE21. The Agency deployed two drone detecting prototypes, the first being a modification of the well-known ARTEMIS and the other being DroIDs (Drone IDentification System). These are essential tools that help the Agency understand the technology being used in the market and support NATO's evolving requirements.
"DroIDs is the Agency's prototype and it uses machine learning technologies to detect and identify drones without extracting features manually," said Dr Cristian Coman, Lead for counter-drone activities, Joint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance at the NCI Agency. "Through the new innovations tested at this exercise, the Agency sends the message of TIE22— that C-UAS's shall be integrated with existing air defence in order to guarantee NATO's airspace remains safe."
Leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence is one of the many ways the Agency continues to protect NATO networks and keep its technological edge. NCI Agency experts will be discussing the way forward at NATO Edge: Technology in Focus. The three-day conference will centre on the technology, collaboration and partnerships needed to future-proof NATO and the Alliance.
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