Aircraft carriers are the capital ships of navy fleets. In the last years, China has started the construction of additional carriers at a rapid pace, posing a serious challenge to the balance of military powers in the Indo-Pacific seas.
This document gathers detections and identifications on optical satellite imagery for the three Chinese PLAN aircraft carriers. Preligens content and expert teams are pleased to detail:
- Detection & identification of the Type 001, Type 002 and of the newly launched Type 003;
- A study of their homeports and related infrastructures;
- A monitoring for recent movements of those 3 assets.
According to a company spokesperson, the “Preligens Insight” report is being shared to show the company’s know-how and capabilities. Preligens’ tool can automatically and accurately detect (objects or vehicles), identify (if it is a ship, plane or truck) and classify (types of ship such as cruisers, frigates, patrol vessels…). Perligens technology is already in use with the armed forces of France and the United States as well as with NATO and several countries in Asia.
Preligens was created in 2016 by two engineers, Arnaud Guérin and Renaud Allioux, on the belief that intelligence professionals would never be able to cope with the tsunami of data made available by the huge investments made in sensors. They came up with the idea of using artificial intelligence (AI) to automate the analysis of this multi-sourced data and tip and cue
analysts to unusual events requiring their expertise.
Based in Paris and present in 5 countries, Preligens employs 230 people, mostly scientists who form the largest AI team for Defense in Europe. The performance and accuracy of Preligens’ solutions, which are internationally recognized and proven in the field, enable its users in the defense sector to be quickly enlightened about complex situations.
The company recently won a 240 million Euros contract with France’s General Directorate of Armaments (DGA) for data processing solutions.