Anduril Ghost 4
The Anduril Ghost 4 is an autonomous VTOL UAV powered by the Lattice artificial intelligence platform. The Ghost 4 is modular, portable, waterproof, and combines long runtime, high payload capacity, and near-silent acoustic signature for a wide range of applications. Designed and manufactured in the USA to meet the needs of the country’s law enforcement agencies. Provides surveillance, reconnaissance and real-time capabilities, creating a clearer overall situational awareness that allows military personnel to make more informed decisions.
Anduril Ghost 4 is capable of performing reconnaissance missions in automatic single / group mode, such as searching for enemy manpower and its individual weapons. It can carry various payloads, including systems capable of jamming enemy communications, or an infrared laser for aiming weapons at a target. Only one person is required to launch and control one/group of Ghost 4 drones.
Key Features of Ghost 4 Autonomous Drone:
- Capable of performing 32 trillion operations per second and using the Lattice artificial intelligence core to execute algorithms at the edge. Ghost 4 can autonomously detect, classify and track objects of interest in low bandwidth or complex environments.
- The operator can perform complex tasks using any number of Ghost 4 – from one drone to several. Drones united in a group can interact with each other to achieve mission goals that cannot be achieved using a single unit.
- The modular hardware platform is configurable for virtually any mission. New payloads can also be seamlessly integrated, ensuring that Ghost 4 is technically up to date.
- Network Payload Sections: Data and power are routed between each sealed enclosure, allowing users to quickly swap out modules in the field. This modularity also allows for continuous development of advanced capabilities to meet changing mission criteria.
- Quick Detachable Gimbal: If your device has specific ISR payload requirements, the gimbal can be changed in seconds, also allowing sensitive components to be individually packaged and transported.
- The bottom rail is made to the popular Swiss Arca standard, making it easy to install higher capacity batteries, overhead sensors, delivery payloads, and even experimental power systems.
- Designed from the ground up with the unique requirements of real users in mind. All attributes have been tested and field tested in the real world.
- Virtually Quiet: The direct drive motor and advanced rotor design is significantly quieter than most quadcopter powerplants. The drone is almost inaudible at short distances, which allows you to use new tactics.
- Portable: Can be assembled and mission-ready in less than 60 seconds by a single operator (independent male or female).
- Waterproof: Rugged, weatherproof and designed for heavy use in harsh environments – even in marine environments.
- Designed for use in a variety of missions in any environment, including ISR, counter-intrusion, SAR and signal intelligence.
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The latest AI drone to boost military intelligence
This spring, a group of portable drones, each resembling a small helicopter with sensors, combed a lush wilderness area near Irvine, California. They circled the skies for hours looking for, among other things, surface-to-air missile launchers lurking in the undergrowth.
The missiles they found were not enemy. They were props for the first test flights of a prototype AI-powered military drone, the latest product from Anduril, the defense technology startup founded by Palmer Luckey, creator of the Oculus Rift.
The new Ghost 4 drone demonstrates the potential of AI in military applications. Lucky says this is the first generation that can carry out various reconnaissance missions, including searching for enemy vehicles or soldiers, under the control of one person on the ground. The drone uses machine learning (the technique behind most modern AI) to analyze images and identify targets, but it also relies on more traditional rule-based software for critical control and group decision making when flying in swarms.
Drones can carry a variety of payloads, including systems capable of jamming enemy communications or an infrared laser to aim weapons at a target. Theoretically, the drone can be equipped with its own weapons. “That would be possible,” he says. “But no one has done it yet.”
Anduril Industries Inc. was founded in 2017 by Palmer Lucky. The company includes experts from Oculus, Palantir, General Atomics, SpaceX, Tesla and Google. Its main focus is the radical development of defense capabilities through breakthrough consumer and commercial technologies. Palantir, a company that sells analytical software for the intelligence industry.