The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) and Palantir Technologies (NYSE: PLTR) separate other transaction agreements to mature system design and software for the branch’s expeditionary intelligence ground station modernization effort, Signal Magazine reported Monday.
Each OTA is valued at $8.5M over 12 months and covers technology maturation for the first phase of the Tactical Intelligence Targeting Access Node prototype initiative.
Technologies developed by Palantir and Raytheon’s intelligence and space unit will undergo design reviews, soldier touchpoints and software demonstrations as part of the TITAN competition.
The Army plans to select one contractor that will move forward into the second phase to conduct full system prototyping work, according to the report.
TITAN is intended to function as a mobile ground station that collates data from terrestrial, aerial and space-based sensors to generate targetable information, Inside Defense reports.
The branch intends for the system to employ a modular open-systems framework along with artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics to support multidomain operations including direct data transmission for long-range precision fires.
Phase III will cover prototype refinement work while Phase IV will involve system integration with sensors and other technologies.