C3 AI Signs Contract with Missile Defense Agency

C3 AI was awarded a “Production Other Transaction (OT)” agreement by the U.S. Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency (MDA). This contract will see C3 AI assist various enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) development initiatives across the agency.

C3 AI was previously selected for a “Prototype OT” contract to demonstrate its ability to develop a generative modeling application for hypersonic missile trajectories. The Production OT award is a standalone follow-on to a Defense Innovation Unit Prototype OT, and builds on previous prototype efforts that are centered around applying AI to digital engineering initiatives such as the design of experiments, scenario simulation and generative modeling.

The agreement will work to accelerate modeling and simulation initiatives to integrate data-driven, AI-based and physics-driven validation methodologies.

The C3 AI Generative Modeling Application enables the MDA to create tens of thousands of AI-generated trajectories, as evaluated across multiple physics-based constraints, as well as the ability to rapidly generate large missile trajectory datasets.

By leveraging C3 AI Suite as a common enterprise AI application development environment across teams, MDA can accelerate creation, deployment, system integration and lifecycle management of missile defense systems for which machine learning is an “integral” part. These enterprise AI capabilities are critical as MDA and other RDT&E (Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Agencies) and Intelligence Agencies move increasingly towards large scale development of more advanced AI capabilities.

“C3 AI is on the cutting edge of enterprise AI and we are excited to partner with the Missile Defense Agency,” said Ed Abbo, President and CTO of C3 AI. “By using the C3 AI Suite and the C3 AI Generative Modeling application, Missile Defense Agency personnel can rapidly generate large datasets in data-starved environments for a broad spectrum of missile defense technology initiatives.”