Shield AI Unveils V-BAT Teams; New Conventional Deterrence

Shield AI, the defense technology company building the world’s best AI pilot for
aircraft, announced the official launch of its V-BAT Teams product.
V-BAT Teams enables multiple V-BATs to autonomously execute missions in
electronically contested environments while reading and reacting to adversaries, the
environment, and the other V-BATs executing the mission. It comes in the form of a
modular Nvidia GPU upgrade running Hivemind, Shield AI’s AI pilot, which is loaded
into the modular payload bay of the V-BAT.

“V-BAT Teams is the first step in intelligent, affordable mass not as a concept, but as
an operational product. We’re starting with a team size of four V-BATs, but that
number will double annually for the foreseeable future. Four V-BATs that work
together in electronic warfare environments and as part of a human-machine team
are an incredible force multiplier,” commented Brandon Tseng, Shield AI’s co-
founder, President, and former Navy SEAL. “Ultimately, V-BAT Teams – as the team
size increases – give squads the combat power of a battalion, or battalions the
combat power of a corps or division.”
V-BAT Teams enables warfighters to have 24/7 comprehensive coverage over large
geographic regions to find, fix, and target thousands of enemy assets in operational,
electronically contested areas at an affordable price.
“Intelligent, swarming aircraft are the key to air dominance and more importantly, to
deterrence. Our nation is faced with the difficult reality that our pilots are too few
and the rules-based autonomy solutions are too dumb for such swarms to exist.
Shield AI changes this. For almost nine years, Shield AI has focused on building the
world’s best AI pilot from a common AI backbone that is relevant and deployable to
any aircraft – from quadcopters to F-16s. The technology is ready when we need it
most. I’m pleased to announce that intelligent teams of V-BATs, powered by
Hivemind, can be purchased today and will be on the battlefield in 2024,” said Ryan
Tseng, Shield AI’s CEO and co-founder.

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