Ukrainian drone Saker Scout demonstrated the operation of an automatic target recognition system on the battlefield based on AI

The Saker company (Ukraine) was founded in 2021 to develop affordable artificial intelligence for small businesses using unmanned vision systems to protect agricultural crops. In 2024, the developer showed off its Saker Scout quadcopter and its automatic AI-based Russian target recognition system.

The Ukrainian Armed Forces allegedly began using these drones back in October 2023, which was then signaled by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense in its official statement, but without providing specifics about the use and getting away with performance characteristics. The Saker Scout can carry 3 kg of bombs (grenades) over a distance of 10 km and works in conjunction with the Delta system to create maps of the battlefield.

Now there is a video. Based on the embedded algorithm, the quadcopter is able to independently set priorities in hitting certain targets. The drone is also equipped with infrared optics for night-time operation. The drone's AI is capable of visual navigation using known landmarks in the area, allowing you to find your way even if GPS interference occurs.

Note that before this, Ukrainian serviceman Sergei Beskrestnov (call sign “Flash”) сообщил the public about the appearance on the front line of Russian FPV drones with machine vision, automatic target acquisition and thermal imaging. A communications, electronic warfare and aerial reconnaissance specialist explained that technology Russians do not yet look fully developed, but it will quickly improve during application. In this regard, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine needs to take urgent measures so that it is not too late.
  • Photos used: Saker
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  1. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 25 January 2024 20: 36
    This is the most promising topic now, we need to work urgently and around the clock am
  2. Zeroded Offline Zeroded
    Zeroded (Vitaliy) 26 January 2024 01: 28
    Nothing is clear in the video at all, red squares flash and that’s it
    1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
      Kristallovich (Ruslan) 26 January 2024 11: 58
      In addition to the squares, there are also inscriptions. AI determines the type of transport and equipment.
  3. hlp5118 Offline hlp5118
    hlp5118 (hlp) 26 January 2024 07: 33
    The author did not mention that the SAKER company receives Israeli components, assembles and configures drones.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 27 January 2024 15: 58
      Designers brought from the West, and when will we finally finish with the enemy’s logistics???
  4. svoroponov Offline svoroponov
    svoroponov (Vyacheslav) 27 January 2024 17: 06
    The facial recognition system attached to a quadcopter for military purposes is not AI at all.. Simply selecting a target by silhouette with a choice of priority, stored in memory. Well?
    The main thing is to say and once you start to figure it out, the end result is nothing.
    Although, the Americans tried to use something like AI on an aerial device, with self-learning, at the training ground, in practice... They were well in the bunker. He, on these military testers, trained himself and struck. You see, they disturbed him. The target almost burst from laughter
  5. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 12 February 2024 19: 42
    laughing Yes, stop doing nonsense already, all this is the nonsense of a madman, if there was artificial intelligence, then the cars would drive themselves, but this will never happen drinks