Artificial intelligence to equip M88 fleet at tactical edge

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. Raytheon Company and Uptake, industrial-use artificial intelligence (AI) software company, have teamed to bring predictive maintenance capabilities to deployed U.S. Marine Corps teams using M88 armored recovery vehicles.

With this partnership, Raytheon will aim to bring the technical ability for onboard recording, processing, and transfer of large quantities of sensitive data over secure Wi-Fi, while Uptake intends to bring a suite of advanced AI software that offers actionable insights at the component level.

Current maintenance and logistics decisions are event-based or timeline driven, but militaries are increasingly using advanced data analytics and condition-based monitoring to identify problems and provide alerts before they happen.

For Marines using the M88, this proactive approach ensures predictive maintenance strategies are in place to improve long-term vehicle health and maximize availability.