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SAIC: 'These veterans act as "War Fighting Translators"'

Their innovation team recently developed a system to detect drone threats, and we went to SAIC to get an inside look.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Greg Fortier, is the Vice President of Huntsville operations in the army business unit for SAIC. The company's innovation team created a solution to detect drone threats. This project is also known as, "Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems Solution."

Their system detects drones and alerts the operator if it could be a potential threat. Once detected, the operator can then visually see the threat and determine the next steps. 

Which could include intercepting the drone and landing it in a safe zone, or eliminating the threat all together.

The three pillars of the  are utilizing digital technology, engineering and artificial intelligence, and their team is a unique combination of…

"Veterans and technologists so we can bridge the gap between that war fighting solution and that technology solution. Tremendously innovative, tremendously forward looking.", explains Fortier.

These veterans act as "War Fighting Translators" who work with their technology to provide the best solution in partnership with the army… 

"We have the defense side of the coin where we can use this kind of unmanned aerial system solution to protect bases, military bases, or used in any combat theater of operations."

But this solution isn't just for the army…

"It can also be used on the federal and civilian side, whether it be protection of domestic airports, the border patrol, and or various other federal agencies within our nation."

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