U.S. Air Force will use the Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT) platform to power aircraft predictive maintenance.
C3 IoT has announced it has been selected to provide the AI and IoT platform for the U.S. Department of Defense. The company was selected by Defense Innovation Unit Experimental (DIUx), an organization that is focused on accelerating the adoption of AI and IoT technologies for national defense, and will provide services to the U.S. Air Force. The USAF will use the platform for aircraft predictive maintenance to improve asset availability and reduce maintenance costs.
The DOD has contracted C3 IoT for a multiyear agreement to use the company’s C3 Predictive Maintenance service for aircraft platforms. The first two aircraft will be the E-3 Sentry and the F-16, and are scheduled to begin production use within the next six months.
“The combination of big data, elastic cloud computing, AI, and IoT is becoming the most significant development of the Information Age, and is driving the digital transformation of every industry – including aerospace, government services, and defense,” said Ed Abbo, C3 IoT president and CTO. “With DIUx, the Department of Defense is demonstrating leadership in moving quickly to integrate these leading-edge technologies into the U.S. military for strategic national security.”
C3 IoT’s platform will allow the DOD to collect and store large amounts of data, both structured and unstructured, in a unified cloud-based image, stored on Amazon Web Services and GovCloud. They will also be able to deploy AI and machine learning at scale and in near real-time to predict impending system and component failures. This will allow the Air Force to increase deployment certainty, reduce unscheduled downtime for repairs and increase productivity.