Palantir Technologies has secured a contract from the U.S. Army, valued at up to $250 million, to conduct research and experimentation in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). This deal, announced by the Department of Defense, extends until 2026, with specifics about the location of the work and funding sources to be defined with each order. The defense sector has increasingly shown interest in AI and ML, with the Defense Department managing over 685 AI-related projects by 2021.
- The U.S. Army’s contract with Palantir Technologies focuses on artificial intelligence and machine learning research, worth up to $250 million.
- The Department of Defense has seen a surge in AI and ML initiatives, overseeing more than 685 related projects by 2021, with 232 specifically in the Army’s domain.
- Palantir previously challenged the Army in a 2016 lawsuit regarding procurement processes but has since been awarded several lucrative contracts.
- In 2022, the Army engaged Palantir for a five-year, $85 million contract aimed at predictive maintenance, using machine-powered predictions to enhance efficiency in the supply chain.
- Palantir is also assisting the Army in deploying the Global Force Information Management system, an automated system offering a comprehensive view of manpower, equipment, training, and troop readiness.