Army awards Palantir $250M contract for AI and ML research

By Dan Schere / September 28, 2023 at 3:15 PM

The Army has awarded Palantir a $250 million firm, fixed-price contract to conduct research and development of artificial intelligence and machine learning, according to a Sept. 26 Pentagon contract announcement.

The estimated completion date is Sept. 25, 2026, according to the notice.

Palantir was awarded a $229 million contract one year ago to expand its work with the Army Research Laboratory when it comes to bringing AI into soldier’s hands. The 2022 contract was the expansion of a relationship the Army Research Lab has had with Palantir since 2018, Inside Defense reported at the time. The service also awarded Palantir a $458 million production agreement in 2019 for Army Vantage -- an integrated data platform.

Palantir did not have additional details on the contract announced this week, but a company spokeswoman said it continues the work being done at the Army Research Lab stemming from last year’s contract.