Composite Energy Technologies, Inc. (“CET”) is proud and excited to announce a joint success with Spear AI and Current Lab after being named winners of the Navy’s HACKtheMACHINE Unmanned competition, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), multiple naval program executive offices, and industry partners.

HACKtheMACHINE Unmanned offers a unique digital experience where Navy and leading-edge technologists from across the public and private sector work together to develop innovative approaches to complex problems and build lasting networks for real solutions to address critical challenges of our time. HACKtheMACHINE Unmanned builds on efforts by the Navy’s 2021 Unmanned Task Force to develop and integrate unmanned and autonomous technology at scale.

CET is a global authority on enterprise quality engineering, manufacturing, and integration solutions for long

endurance carbon fiber Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs). During the competition, Spear AI developed a Reinforcement Learning model to test Navy Force Packages and CET delivered a working visual representation of this RL Environment.

Chase Hogoboom, President of CET, shared that “the transformation from digital to real life is a complex undertaking that is accelerated by accurate visualization of data. The partnership with Spear AI yields unique multidisciplinary results by merging expertise in artificial intelligence and real-world operations. Our success depended upon knowledge of best-in-class technology solutions and best-in-class capabilities to provide an effective integration and deployment of a complex model.” Hogoboom went on to say that CET’s motivation to “develop a solution for HACKtheMACHINE was driven by our vision for performance and functional application of Navy technologies and partnering with other talent to provide integrated solutions. CET’s ability to rapidly integrate and configure technologies and systems is incredible and a testament to this company’s talent and skill to apply our expertise.”

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