Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) Awards Contract to SolveIT Software for UAV Pre-Mission Planning

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Government agency to apply latest advances in artificial intelligence.

SolveIT Software Pty Ltd, a leading provider of software solutions for planning & scheduling optimisation and predictive modelling, announced today that it has signed a contract with Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) for the delivery of a software system that will optimize pre-mission planning for Uninhabited Air Vehicles (UAVs).

"DSTO is developing an experimental capability which employs small, inexpensive UAVs that act autonomously and cooperatively to detect, identify, locate, track and electronically engage ground-based targets such as radars," said Dr. Anthony Finn, Head of Automation of the Battlespace at DSTO. "These UAVs rely upon a heterogeneous mix of relatively unsophisticated Electronic Warfare (EW) payloads to observe and engage their adversarial environment."

The SolveIT adaptive optimization software is designed to allow DSTO to balance the UAV and payload resources against a range of dynamically changing constraints and the relative importance of the tasks that are undertaken. It will also allow DSTO to explore the cost-capability trade-offs between the larger, more sophisticated, platform-centric UAV options and the smaller, cheaper and distributed ones.

Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) is the Australian Government's lead agency charged with applying science and technology to protect and defend Australia and its national interests. Headed by the Chief Defence Scientist, Dr Roger Lough, DSTO has an annual budget of approximately $440 million and employs more than 2300 staff, predominantly scientists, engineers, IT specialists and technicians. DSTO has a presence in nearly every state and territory in Australia, and works closely with the industry, science and technology community. For more information, please visit: http://www.dsto.defence.gov.au

"We look forward to extending our relationship with DSTO in this challenging area of UAV Pre-Mission Planning," said Dr. Zbigniew Michalewicz, Chairman of the Board of SolveIT Software. "Using a variety of modern AI technologies, the aim of the system will be to intelligently allocate the UAV resources within the context of the scenario and the imposed constraints."

About SolveIT Software Pty Ltd
SolveIT Software is a premier provider of Profit Optimization solutions for Global 1000 companies and government organizations. The company was founded upon the cutting-edge research of several world-renowned computer scientists, and offers modeling, simulation, and optimization solutions for complex logistics and marketing problems. Based on proprietary technology platforms and the power of Adaptive Business IntelligenceÒ, the company's software solutions can provide clients with measurable increases in revenue and/or decreases in cost. SolveIT Software also features a highly scalable business model, a strong set of competitive differentiators and sophisticated core technologies that were pioneered by the company's founders. For more information about SolveIT Software, please visit http://www.SolveITSoftware.com.

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Plaza Building, L3, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5005
P.O. Box 3161, Adelaide, SA 5000
Phone: +61 8 8303-5405
Fax: +61 8 8303-4366
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