Military Embedded Systems

AI-based, open source intelligence company SAIL LABS acquired by HENSOLDT


January 22, 2021

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems


GERMANY. Sensor specialist HENSOLDT has acquired the Austrian company SAIL LABS, a provider of AI-based Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) solutions. HENSOLDT is aiming to complete its sensor portfolio with intelligent solutions for the digital space.

According to the company, SAIL LABS is considered one of the leading providers of OSINT solutions based on artificial intelligence (AI). OSINT refers to the evaluation of all publicly accessible data, both on TV, radio, and the surface web as well as in social media and the deep web.

SAIL LABS technology is designed to collect, index, analyze, and visualize all of this data. Officials claim that a core element of the technology is automatic speech recognition and the associated analysis of data in more than 30 source languages. A specific field of application could be the early identification of sources of danger for soldiers on a mission.

At HENSOLDT, SAIL LABS is intended to form the core of the HENSOLDT Analytics division, a scalable sensor platform for intelligent mass data analyses that supports states, authorities, and armed forces in integrating traditional telecommunications and electronic reconnaissance (signals intelligence) and OSINT. These multi-intelligence systems will aim to increase the range of sensors to provide comprehensive sensor solutions for optical or radar-based monitoring of an operational area.

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