Thales and LuxCarta, a company specialized in the production of geospatial products derived from satellite imagery, have joined forces to offer artificial intelligence (AI)-enhanced solutions for intelligence and military cartography. This agreement reinforces the partnership between the two companies, which have been working together since 2020.
To quickly obtain accurate geospatial data is critical to military planning and assists in the decision making of operations. The partnership agreement between Thales and LuxCarta addresses this requirement.
Thales has a recognized expertise in the production of military and intelligence maps with a detailed knowledge of the technical references specific to the military sector. The Group supports the armed forces by creating accurate and reliable maps from satellite images that are scanned and vectorized.
LuxCarta is at the forefront of the field of AI in deriving geospatial products thanks to its BrightEarth platform and associated technologies. The small-to-medium enterprise (SME) produces very large-scale cartographic data in a very short time to serve the needs of its civilian markets. This know-how has been transposed by Thales to the defence sector and integrated into its cartographic production lines and military intelligence systems.
For intelligence and military geography, AI is particularly useful in photo interpretation. This technology is able to automatically detect, interpret and digitize buildings, road networks, obstacles, vehicles, etc. By the automation of repetitive tasks, AI saves time in map production and focuses human efforts on high value-added activities.