HAT.tec and Airbus Helicopters sharing insights on R&T projects at DWT-SGW Conference – Bonn

Last week’s DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR WEHRTECHNIK e.V. Conference on Applied Research for Defense and Security in Bonn was an extraordinary event for HAT.tec as our speaker Dr. Fabian Schmitt joined forces with Alexander Riehl from Airbus Helicopters Germany on presenting their latest research results and insights on the development of key technologies for the future operational environment (FOE) and helicopters being a part of that transformation as mobile tactical nodes for Multi-Domain Operations (MDO).

The future battlefield will be way more dynamic and automated due to increasingly sophisticated means of observation, automation of weapon systems and robotics, therefore demanding accelerated tempo of decision-making processes, supported by Artificial Intelligence (AI) driven autonomy, paired with new concepts of cooperation like Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT).

A key message of the presentation was also the core topic of the discussion afterwards: Since there is no “first time right”, the need for an iterative approach for designing and testing human autonomy teaming concepts is of utmost importance.