Transforming Defense: AI's Role in Shaping Future WeaponsDipesh Gupta of Veda Defense on How AI Is Transforming the Modern Warfare
Modern-day warfare is undergoing tremendous transformation due to technological advancements. Among various domains of defense technology, military intelligence plays a pivotal role. AI-based technology has found widespread application across various functions within the defense sector, encompassing training, surveillance, logistics, cybersecurity, UAVs, light anti-armor weapons, and autonomous combat vehicles and robots.
Recently, the Indian Air Force forged a significant contract worth $36 million, marking its inaugural foray into swarm drone technology. This contract has been awarded to Veda Aeronautics Pvt. Ltd., an India-based defense startup. Veda Aeronautics, also known as Veda Defense, serves aerospace and defense companies worldwide by streamlining time-to-market processes, extracting valuable insights from data, and harnessing digital technologies to expedite innovation throughout their manufacturing operations and across value networks.
"The initial focus of technology assessment and utilization will be at the military level, with subsequent expansion into the commercial market," said Dipesh Gupta, managing director, Veda Defense.
In this video interview with ISMG, Gupta also discussed:
- The use of artificial intelligence and generative AI in the production of modern weapons;
- The integration of AI technology for military vehicles, command control centre and attack vehicle connection;
- The future of AI in defense systems as the weaponry of tomorrow.
Gupta is an experienced entrepreneur with demonstrated history of working in the defense/aerospace and the homeland security industry.