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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Autonomous

Reducing cognitive burden, and helping achieve decision dominance through AI and autonomous enabling technologies.

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Edge AI Mission Computing

Systel enables immediate and emerging AI and autonomous capabilities for mission-critical defense and commercial applications in austere environments through best-in-class rugged server and embedded edge computing solutions. Our mission computers form the backbone of the AI technology stack, hosting powerful AI and Machine Learning (ML) software and algorithms in hardened and SWaP-optimized systems.

AI at the edge applications requires “on-prem” compute which poses significant challenges and makes demanding requirements of the supporting IT infrastructure. We meet these challenges head-on, bringing the data center to the edge with a wide range of AI-enabling solutions from our Kite-Strike product line, fully rugged and sealed NVIDIA Jetson embedded computers for precision edge AI applications, to IPC4472, rugged 4U HPC rackmount server with up to (4) NVIDIA Tesla GPUs with dual-NVLINK and 100GbE networking for massive AI workloads.

AI at the Edge


  • Degraded communications
  • Need real-time speed and low latency
  • Operating in harsh environments

Systel’s Solutions

  • Purpose-built and optimized mission computers
  • Advanced thermal management and ruggedization
  • Latest Silicon Valley COTS technologies through key partnerships

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AI Compute at the Tactical Edge


  • Unmanned Aerial and Ground Vehicles (UAVs, UGVs)
  • AI-assisted Combat Aircraft, Vehicles, and Vessels
  • Vehicle and Force Protection
  • Electronic Warfare (EW) 
  • Signals Intelligence (SIGINT)
  • Counter UAS (C-UAS)
  • Aided Target Recognition (AiTR)
  • Hostile Fire Detection and Localization (HFDL)
  • Predictive Maintenance


  • Commercial UAVs
  • Autonomous and AI-assisted Commercial Vehicles
  • Autonomous and AI-assisted Heavy-Machinery Vehicles 
  • Factory Automation
  • Process Automation
  • Smart Cities
  • Inspection and Monitoring

Featured Product

Kite-Strike I is an embedded edge AI small-form-factor mission computer, providing the best performance per watt on the market. Integrating the NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier SOM and purpose-built for demanding AI/ML workloads in austere environments, Kite-Strike I delivers robust capabilities in a SWaP-optimized, fully rugged system.

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Related News and Insights

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Explained

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two terms that often go hand in hand, sparking both curiosity and confusion among the tech industry. While both are essential components of the modern tech landscape, it’s crucial to understand their fundamental differences. Let’s dive into the contrast between AI and ML and better understand how they contribute to shaping our world.

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Exploring the Possibilities of ChatGPT in Rugged Military AI Applications

ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot built on the GPT-3 large natural language model, has taken the world by storm since OpenAI launched it in November 2022. The underlying natural language model and technology powering ChatGPT has immense potential to revolutionize AI on the battlefield.

Kite-Strike II Interview at AUSA 2022

Aneesh Kothari, VP Marketing at Systel, spoke with Tom Varcie of Military Embedded Systems at the AUSA 2022 conference about Kite-Strike II, the world's first MIL-SPEC rugged NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin compute solution. Tom got into the action, participating in the edge AI demonstration running live in the booth on Kite-Strike II.

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Kite-Strike II Awarded Best in Show at AUSA 2022

Systel's Kite-Strike II embedded computer was awarded the 4-Star Best in Show Award by Military Embedded Systems at the 2022 Annual Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference. Kite-Strike II received the highest level award in the Embedded Computing category.

Product of the Week: Kite-Strike II

Kite-Strike II has been named Product of the Week by Military Embedded Systems. Kite-Strike II is the world's first fully rugged NVIDIA Jetson AGX Orin compute solution, providing next-gen performance and robust capabilities for edge AI and autonomous mission-critical applications. 

Media Coverage
AUSA 2022: Systel introduces Kite-Strike II fully rugged AI mission computer

Shephard Media covered the Kite-Strike II product launch at AUSA 2022 with editorial coverage on the performance and capabilities of the product which is purpose-built for demanding edge AI workloads in austere environments for force protection, computer vision, and autonomous mission-critical applications.

Media Coverage
Systel Launches Kite-Strike II Edge AI Mission Computer

Systel, an industry leader in rugged computing introduced Kite-Strike II at the 2022 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition. Kite-Strike II is a next-generation, fully rugged small form factor (SFF) embedded computing solution, providing a massive leap forward in edge-deployed AI compute technology and capabilities for unmanned and autonomous missions.

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AI in Defense – Enabling Decision Dominance

Artificial intelligence is being used to help make decisions on the battlefield, greatly reducing the cognitive burden on the warfighter and freeing them to concentrate on what is critical their mission.

Strike First, Strike Fast: Critical JADC2 Enabling Technologies for Mission Success

Here’s the problem – there is a massive proliferation of HD sensors in the modern battlespace, creating an enormous amount of “Big Data.” Data is collected at numerous ingest points and streamed to processing nodes, providing the ability to act in real-time.

Media Coverage
Rugged Computing – An Unmanned Systems Force Multiplier

Unmanned systems have proven themselves to be a force multiplier on the battlefield, but the design and operational utilization of these complex systems comes with a unique set of computing challenges. In this blog, we look at the rugged computer requirements demanded by today’s advanced unmanned systems.

Artificial Intelligence and the Human-Machine Interface Podcast

The third and final episode of the Artificial Intelligence on the Battlefield podcast looks more closely at the future of the human-machine interface.

AUSA 2021 AI Showcase

Kevin Leitch, director of business development, discusses the AI showcase "Detect and Protect" in our booth during the 2021 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition.

AUSA 2021 Military Embedded Systems Interview

Military Embedded Systems conducted a booth interview with us during the 2021 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition. We discussed Kite-Strike, our new rugged Jetson Xavier AI mission computer, along with current deployments/applications and a recent successful demonstration at Project Convergence 2021 (PC21).


Let's Talk!

Get in touch with our team today to discuss your mission requirements.