Patriot One subsidiary Xtract Technologies (Xtract.ai) has secured a contract from Canada’s Department of National Defense (DND) for a project related to improving situational awareness for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

Under the C$975,000 ($733,794) contract awarded through the Public Works and Government Services Canada Division, Xtract will also help improve situational awareness for security personnel using video analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality.

Xtract.ai will advance AI for the CAF by designing, developing and deploying data sets, machine learning models, and visualisation software that will be used to increase situational awareness.

Patriot One Technologies CEO Martin Cronin said: “We’re very excited to leverage the Xtract.ai team’s expertise in video analytics, object detection and artificial intelligence with the Canadian Department of National Defence.

“With the work Xtract.ai has been doing with several clients, as well as on Patriot One’s PATSCAN Multi-Sensor Covert Threat Detection Platform, the team brings tremendous experience in video analytics and threat object detection and look forward to delivering a high-performing solution that we hope will augment our military personnel in their service to our country.”

The latest project will continue work completed by Xtract.ai earlier for the armed forces to develop technology solutions to augment their soldiers’ situational awareness.

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Additionally, it will address the challenges of detecting, recognising, and identifying persons or objects of interest in a physical environment, and help track identified persons and objects using information sharing across a decision network.

The Xtract.ai team is currently performing the work as part of the project’s design and development phase.

Last month, Patriot One secured a C$780,000 ($587,035) contract from Innovation Solutions Canada (ISC) for the Canadian DND.