Air Force positions autonomous drones, networked weapon systems as top priorities
The Air Force is asking Congress for more than $100 million in additional R&D funding for autonomous drones and networked weapon systems.
Air Force can now deploy drones from other drones
The Air Force Research Lab successfully launched a small unmanned system from a larger drone mid-flight, the lab said.
Air Force adds more tech companies to Skyborg program
Skyborg now has 13 vendors competing for slices of a $400 million contract to build out a network of autonomous drones to follow piloted planes.
Air Force selects pool for $400M ‘Skyborg’ contract for autonomous drone systems
Boeing, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Kratos Defense and Northrop Grumman all will be able to vie for work on the highly networked technology.
Air Force launches search for AI-enabled ‘Skyborg’ drones
The Skyborg program is now seeking contractors to develop unmanned systems to team with fighter jets.
With Air Force’s Skyborg, autonomous drones could be coming soon
Skyborg will be an "autonomous unmanned air combat vehicle system" with open artificial intelligence software architecture and modular hardware.