Thousands of new startups are founded every year – emerging companies with the potential to disrupt the military technology industry. To give you a head-start on emerging technologies and startups that will impact the military and defense sector in 2022, we analyzed a total of 656 global military technology startups & scaleups. Meet 5 of the most promising startups to watch!
Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Military Technology Startups to Watch in 2022
Out of 656, the 5 military technology startups to watch are chosen through the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering over 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. As the world’s largest resource for data on emerging companies, the SaaS platform enables you to scout relevant startups, emerging technologies & future industry trends quickly & exhaustively.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the 5 military technology startups you should watch in 2022 as well as the geo-distribution of the other 651 startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. We hand-picked the 5 highlighted military startups based on our data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, the relevance of technology, and funding, among others.
WARGdrones offers AI-led Drone Perimeter Defense
Founding Year: 2019
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Funding: USD 1,1 M
Reach out for Intruder Identification
WARdrones is a German startup that enables soldiers to protect their perimeter against unwanted intruders through AI-led drone perimeter defense. Its proprietary automated drone system, GARMR, consists of a drone-home, WARpad, and a drone, PEREGRINE. The drone searches the target coordinates for intruders and the system notifies the connected control center upon positive identification. It then confirms the identification and notifies concerned authorities. Further, the drone interacts with the intruders via a speaker and allows the operator to trigger a dye capsule, which makes the intruders identifiable should they flee the scene. Additionally, GARMR takes on patrol duties or functions as a first responder to fight emerging fires by dropping flame retardants at desired locations.
TurbineOne simplifies Frontline Perception
Founding Year: 2020
Location: San Francisco, US
Funding: USD 3 M
Partner with TurbineOne for Combat Situational Awareness
US-based startup TurbineOne designs a frontline perceptions system for warfighters. It utilizes machine learning (ML) to offer data-driven insights on battlefields. This includes threat detection, target identification, AI-based video analysis, and classification of killer robots. Moreover, the startup provides this data and alerts even in disconnected, intermittent, and low bandwidth (DIL) environments through a self-healing mesh protocol. This enables fighters to receive smart alerts for unseen dangers in the field without having to code or depend on the internet.
Vizgard advances AI-based Threat Tracking
Founding Year: 2020
Location: London, UK
Funding: USD 750 000
Innovate with Vizgard for Automated Visual Threat Detection
Vizgard is a UK-based startup that provides AI-based object tracking for unmanned and counter-unmanned systems. The startup’s edge processing platform, VizEDGE AGX, deploys its computer vision server, FortifAI, on its proprietary drone, VIZEDGE AIR. This enables automatic visual confirmation and tracking threats such as unauthorized drones. VizEDGE AGX‘s image enhancement functionality also reduces image degradation due to external factors like heat turbulence, fog, and platform movements. Further, Vizgard’s real-time track position information directs any internet protocol (IP) or serial digital interface (SDI) camera-based system. This allows automation and reduces the cognitive burden on operators.
Onebrief enables Rapid Miltary Planning
Founding Year: 2018
Location: Austin, US
Funding: USD 500 000
Use this Solution for Joint Task Force Mission Planning
US-based startup Onebrief develops presentation software that facilitates rapid military planning, especially for joint task forces. It gathers the users’ inputs in one place, enabling them to quickly address new problems and conduct timely mission analysis using various visual tools. Onebrief also auto-updates the outputs, including briefings, sync matrices, maps, and written orders. This enables effective collaboration among the task force members.
Tactical Headsets offers Military Headsets
Founding Year: 2019
Location: Boda Glasbruk, Sweden
Collaborate with Tactical Headsets for Noise Reducing Headsets
Swedish startup Tactital Headsets makes proprietary lightweight noise-reducing headphones for military professionals. The startup’s range of headsets, Sena, is waterproof and features advanced noise cancellation. The headsets connect to smartphones and major two-way radio systems, as well as incorporates with most communication systems. This enables the delivery of clear and distinct communication even in really tough and noisy environments such as battlefields.
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