GERMANTOWN, Md.—The U.S. government contractor Amentum was selected by the SecureAmerica Institute (SAI) to develop a real-time 2D/3D visual modeling and simulation framework. Amentum’ s concept was competitively selected from among 30 proposals received by SAI to advance the resiliency of U.S. manufacturing and enhance the security of the U.S. defense industrial base, Amentum said in a release.

Amentum’s sensor fusion concept will be developed in partnership with Unity Software and is intended to enhance the security and resilience of U.S. manufacturers and their supply chains. The concept will provide a common framework to model, analyze, and predict through an aggregation of real-world, sensor fusion scenarios. The Amentum concept leverages the continued exponential growth of sensors and sensor fusion to provide deep insights and improved situational awareness required by planners and researchers.

“Our concept will deliver a state-of-the-art framework and toolkit that accelerates sensor fusion modeling and simulation, crucial to our national security,” said Phil Horvitz, Amentum’s chief technology officer, in the release. “The framework will allow planners to quickly create sensor models and share these models with a community of operators to enhance the security and resilience of our nation’s supply chain.”

To develop the framework, Amentum will partner with Unity Software, employing Unity’s state-of-the-art digital twin and sensor fusion technologies. Work will be performed over the next several months at Amentum’s facilities, with a pilot demonstration at Texas A&M, according to the release.

The SecureAmerica Institute is a private-public partnership through which technology, economics, and policy converge with the aim of securing the U.S. critical manufacturing sector and defense industrial base through applied research, education, workforce development, and technology transition. The Institute’s initial roster of more than 50 industry partners includes Raytheon Technologies, Deloitte, GE, Rockwell, SAP, BP, Amentum, and more than 25 academic institutions.

Amentum ( is a global technical and engineering services partner that supports critical programs of national significance across defense, security, intelligence, energy, and the environment.

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