DIU transitions 'predictive maintenance' project to production, starting with Army's helo fleet

By Justin Doubleday / December 19, 2019 at 4:56 PM
The Army has hired artificial intelligence company C3.ai to apply "predictive maintenance" to the service's Apache and Black Hawk helicopters, as the Defense Innovation Unit recently struck a production deal with the Silicon Valley firm to potentially scale the technology across the Defense Department’s aircraft fleets to reduce unscheduled maintenance. DIU awarded C3.ai a “production” other transaction agreement (OTA) through Washington Headquarters Services’ contracting unit in November, according to DIU Deputy Director Mike Madsen. The agreement comes after the company...

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