The US Army has chosen Palantir Technologies to provide one of two prototype contracts for the Common Data Fabric and Data Security solution.

It is expected to aid the network design experimentation for the next network modernisation set of technology, which is called Capability Set 23.

This is the first time the company’s Gotham software will be integrated with the Command Post Computing Environment (CPCE), which is the US Army’s mission command software application.

The application is being tested throughout the force, which provides improved visualisation tools, common applications and new server infrastructure to the commanders.

The prototype will offer a single solution that enables commanders to have a global view of operations and make better decisions driven by the data.

The US Army’s Network-Cross Functional Team (N-CFT) and Program Executive Office-Command Control Communications Tactical (PEO-C3T) executed the prototype works.

Palantir Global Defense lead Doug Philippone said: “We’re excited to partner with the N-CFT, and the PEO-C3T, on this important mission to modernise the army’s mission command capabilities.

“The army’s proactive approach in seeking out opportunities to deploy commercially available solutions has been instrumental in getting critical capabilities into the hands of warfighters faster.”

Under a two-phased effort, Palantir will configure the solution for data management.

The first phase will involve the integration and testing in a laboratory of the army. In phase two, the company will field and evaluate with user touchpoints and soldier feedback.

In December last year, the US Army Contracting Command awarded a contract to Palantir to integrate multiple databases into a single dashboard.