Partners

Who is behind this project? The following is a run-down of all partners involved in the AI4DEF project.

Country
Denmark

Website
www.terma.com

Description
The Denmark-based high-tech company, Terma Group, develops products and systems for defense, non-defense, and security applications, including command and control systems, radar systems, and self-protection systems for coastal and naval surveillance, and for the aircraft, and space industries.
Country
Germany

Website
www.datamachineintelligence.eu

Description
Data Machine Intelligence Solutions is a data-driven company offering a wide array of analysis and implementation expertise, stretching from data-modeling to an appealing and, above-all, useful presentation form for end-users. Data Machine Intelligence Solutions gives a comprehensive, generalist, but still technical view on data, and its sources and refinement.
Data Machine Intelligence Solutions GmbH is a company which was founded in 2020 in Munich by a team of senior data architects and software developers with 25+ years of combined experience in advanced Javascript, Java EE programming, data science (AI, all data engineering), Dev Ops and cloud computing.
Country
Lithuania

Website
www.elsispro.com

Description
Elsis PRO UAB is an information systems and software development company. Established in 2004, Elsis PRO assumed the expertise and specialists of the Elsis group’s design and programming division. As of 22 October 2021, Elsis PRO joined the Novian IT infrastructure and software services group. Elsis PRO employs more than 40 highly qualified professionals: project managers, systems analysts, designers, developers, and quality engineers. Our mission is to create professional software in line with our clients’ needs, from formulation of the initial idea and needs analysis to design, development, and testing, through deployment, user training and support. Our vision and goal is to satisfy all of our clients’ specific needs for information systems and software products, providing them with advanced solutions based on the latest technologies. Having joined the Novian group, Elsis PRO continues to collaborate with the Elsis group to implement joint projects they were begun and provides that group with programming and other services related to Elsis PRO’s activities.
Country
Spain

Website
www.iafastro.org

Description
The Italian company FlySight S.R.L., is a part of the Flyby Group, and is a subsidiary company dedicated specifically to the defense and security sector.

FlySight’s team is specialized in designing and developing cutting-edge software in the field of C4ISR systems (Command, Control, Computer, Communication for Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance).

Their solutions are based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) approaches, exploiting the latest cognitive signal processing and adaptive data fusion algorithms. Typically, their applications are in avionics, naval, and underwater fields to provide an improved geospatial situational awareness.

FlySight adopts deep learning methodologies together with augmented reality technologies to make it possible to define disruptive ISTAR (Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) systems
Country
France, Germany, Italy

Website
www.mbda-systems.com

Description
MBDA is the only European defence group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems that correspond to the full range of current and future operational needs of the three armed forces (land, sea and air). With a significant presence in five European countries and within the USA, in 2020 MBDA achieved revenue of 3.6 billion euros with an order book of 16.6 billion euros. With more than 90 armed forces customers in the world, MBDA is a world leader in missile systems. The group offers a range of 45 missile systems and countermeasures products already in operational service and more than 15 others currently under development. MBDA is jointly owned by Airbus (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%), and Leonardo (25%).
Country
Denmark

Website
www.aau.com

Description
AAU is the best engineering university in Europe (US Times 2021) and occupies a distinguished position world-wide, with AAU ranked sixth in the field (US Times 2021). AAU is the industry’s preferred partner (consistently ranked first in national surveys). AAU’s extensive experience with problem-based learning (PBL) gives AAU the flexibility to run focused research projects dealing with industry partners’ real challenges. Also, AAU educates a large number of candidates of high relevance to the military and the defence industry. The employees at the uni-versity are (or have been) engaged in more than 180 Horizon 2020 projects.
Country
Estonia

Website
www.defsecintel.com

Description
Defsecintel Solutions is focused on development and integration of autonomous and automated surveillance solution SMARTSHIELD for homeland security and defense agencies and critical infrastructure sectors. Defsecintel Solutions unique patented product is mobile autonomous surveillance tower for different surveillance missions and unique AI-powered C2 software. The cutting edge C2 software Surveilaiz enables fully autonomous ISR operations, with automated video surveillance for area scanning, threat detection and classification, automatic aerial threat verification, with a visual operator situation awareness. It saves operation costs for customers and bring new capabilities. Defsecintel Solutions main mission is to automate ISR. Defsecintel Solutions uses ML/AI algorithms, meta data in big data analytics, cloud computing and automated classification in the different surveillance areas.
Country
France

Website
www.eurodecision.com

Description
EURODECISION is a French resource optimization company founded in 1987. As of now, the company has customers in 25 countries where the employee count varies from 50 to 250000 employees. EURODECISION’s mission is to build quantitative models that analyze and manage complex situations to help its customers.
Country
Germany

Website
www.lf-t.net

Description
LAKE FUSION Technologies GmbH (LFT) is a deep-tech company developing software and rule-based algorithms (not AI) for highly automated systems. LFT was founded in late 2018 by former Airbus engineers who had previously developed and marketed laser-based obstacle and collision warning systems as well as mission computers for helicopters. Today, the systems are in daily use in almost all military helicopters, NH90, Tiger, CH53 as well as in the civil EC135 of the German Federal Police and the German Air Rescue, among others. LFT combines the expertise of experienced engineers with the agility of a start-up. The focus is on the development of deterministic LiDAR algorithms as well as safety-relevant sensor data fusion for environment perception systems under safety aspects. Furthermore, the safeguarding of artificial intelligence (AI) for safety-critical systems is an essential part of LFT’s services.
Country
Latvi

Website
www.tilde.com

Description
Tilde is one of the leading European language technology companies supporting languages in the digital age and enabling multilingual communication. Tilde relies on cutting-edge products, innovative research and passionate people to blend the best of human and artificial intelligence technologies to bring outstanding services to customers and innovations to Europe. Tilde's award-winning technologies are serving large user base from corporate and government to SMEs and individuals. Tilde team provides customers with translation and localization Services, neural machine translation services and systems for all EU language pairs, maintains one of the largest EU online terminology database and services, offers multilingual virtual assistants and speech technologies to boost productivity and customer satisfaction. Tilde has 150+ employees in three offices including 11 PhDs advancing research in AI and language tech area. We are proud of our 230+ scientific publications.
Country
France & Germany

Website
www.airbus.com

Description
Airbus Defence and Space is one of the two divisions of Airbus and Europe’s number 1 defence and space company. It is one of the world´s leading space companies and one of the top 10 defence companies globally, with revenues of around €11 billion and approx. 34,000 employees. The Chief Executive Officer of Airbus Defence and Space is Mike Schoellhorn.
Airbus Defence and Space is composed of four programme lines: Military Aircraft, Space Systems, UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems) and Connected Intelligence.
The customers of Airbus Defence and Space are as diverse as its products – government defence and interior ministries, national and international agencies, institutions, civil authorities, major platform manufacturers, prime system contractors, NGOs, the industrial sector and commercial companies.
Country
Italy

Website
www.e-geos.it

Description
e-GEOS is a leading international player in the Earth Observation (EO) and Geo-Spatial Information business. e-GEOS, an ASI (20%) / Telespazio (80%) company subject to the joint direction and coordination of Leonardo S.p.A and Thales S.A, is a leading international player in the Earth Observation (EO) and Geo-Spatial Information business offering a unique portfolio of application services. e-GEOS offers a wide range of products and services such as: Radar and Optical advanced data processing, Orthoimage and cartography production chain GIS solutions, SAR Interferometry for ground deformation Analysis, Ground segment solutions for EO satellite missions, Geodesy, and Cartography Production.
Country
Italy

Website
www.flysight.it

Description
FlySight Srl is the Defence and Security Company of Flyby Srl, an Italian hi-tech group specialized in the development of DSSs exploiting edge technologies in the fields of Signal Processing and Big Data Analytics. The FlySight team provides solutions for design and development of state of the art C4ISR systems. The solutions proposed are based on AI approaches exploiting the latest cognitive signal processing and adaptive data fusion algorithms. Typical applications are for avionics, naval and underwater sectors providing geospatial situational awareness both for the on-ground segment and for the on-board one.
Country
Italy

Website
www.leonardo.com

Description
LEONARDO S.P.A. Leonardo is a global high-tech company in the aerospace, defense and security sector. They deliver advanced solutions based on dual-use technologies to meet both military requirements and civil applications. As an industrial and technological leader, the company aims to be an engine for development, and a contributor to security progress worldwide. The company plays a prominent role in major international strategic programs and is a trusted technological partner of governments, defense agencies, institutions, and enterprises.

In 2020, the company had revenue of 13.4 billion euro. 12% of the annual revenue was invested in research and development.
Country
Germany

Website
www.unibw.de

Description
UniBw München is one of only two research universities in Germany at the federal level. They were both founded in 1973 as part of the German Armed Forces.

The university is well established in different fields of research, especially when it comes to aeronautical engineering (e.g., participation in the GALILEO satellite program and development of different parts of space probes), computer-driven cars and information security. Bundeswehr University has the largest aviation and aerospace faculty in Germany.
Country
Slovenia

Website
www.arctur.si

Description
Arctur is a Slovenian SME and has its own hyper-converged HPC & cloud computing infrastructure in a distributed, high-redundancy environment. The company has extensive experience in the deployment of complex IT systems in various sectors. In particular, Arctur has broad experience with HPC Marketplace providing on-demand access to advanced simulation, modelling and data analytics resources including software, hardware and expertise. This HPC expertise will prove particularly useful in the course of the AI4DEF project.
Country
Cyprus

Website
www.8bellsresearch.com

Description
EIGHT BELLS LTD is an independent high technology company providing innovative solutions, based in Nicosia, Cyprus and in Athens, Greece. 8BELLS specializes in selected parts of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the Domains of Defense, Security, Telecommunications, and Energy, with specialized and targeted IT solutions. Our technical capabilities include, Systems & Networks engineering, Cloud Computing, Privacy, Security & Data Protection and Software development. 8BELLS Infrastructure includes: NICOSIA DATA CENTER, 8BELLS Research Cloud Platform, Electronics and Additive Manufacturing Laboratory and a Private Mobile 5G Station for R&D. Quality Management System assures compliance with ISO 9001:2015 and the company is granted, by the National Security Authority, a Facility Security Clearance up and including the level of NATIONAL– NATO– EU SECRET
Country
Spain

Website
www.gmv.com

Description
GMV is a privately owned technological business group with an international presence and over 2,300 employees. Founded in 1984, GMV offers its solutions, services, and products in very diverse sectors: aeronautics, banking and finances, space, defence, health, cybersecurity, intelligent transportation systems, automotive, telecommunications, and information technology for public administration and large corporations. GMV provides engineering, development and integration of systems, specialized products and services through technologically advanced solutions designed to improve client operations, enabling them to be more effective and more efficient in leveraging resource.
Country
France

Website
www.numalis.com

Description
Numalis is a software editor company that provides tools and services to help the design and validation of AI systems. Numalis provides its solutions to sectors where reliability of AI is a key topic. To help the establishment of good practices within these sectors Numalis is also involved in the ISO/IEC, CEN CENELEC and AFNOR standardization bodies. There Numalis is developing standards to improve the reliability and the explainability of AI systems. Within the AI4DEF Numalis uses its know-how to help at the evaluation of AI techniques and the impact of standardization for the Defence sector.