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'Live, live, die’ — How the Air Force plans to authorize robotic wingmen to attack targets

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The future drones are expected to be more autonomous than today’s drones and operate as part of a team with manned fighter jets and other aircraft.

DIU taps more companies to demo a military space internet

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SpiderOak Mission Systems, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Amazon's Project Kuiper, and Microsoft Azure Space were selected to help expand the nascent Hybrid Space Architecture (HSA) program.

X-62 aircraft is 'booked solid' as a flying testbed for autonomy technology

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The Air Force Research Lab and Air Force Test Center are launching a multiyear campaign to test autonomy capabilities on X-62 aircraft.

FAA evaluates unique laser-blocking eyewear developed by Air Force Research Lab

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — As the threat of laser strikes against pilots escalates, the Federal Aviation Administration is assessing advanced laser eye protection engineered by the Air Force Research Laboratory for more widespread commercial use. Years in-development, those tangerine-ish colored lenses on notably dainty spectacles were one of multiple mechanisms and capabilities AFRL officials highlighted for Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks during her stop at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

Hicks grapples with deficiencies in Pentagon's R&D infrastructure

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — National and military laboratories’ aging infrastructure has deteriorated — and that concern is top of mind for the Pentagon’s No. 2 official.  After visiting the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) on Wednesday during a multi-state trip to observe military-related technology pursuits, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks confirmed that she’s keen to help drive the modernization of the research and development facilities that the DOD…

Air Force Research Lab seeks new algorithms to enhance space situational awareness

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The Air Force Research Laboratory is looking for new machine learning and high-performance computing capabilities that could improve the U.S. military’s situational awareness of potential threats in the space domain. AFRL, under a Broad Agency Announcement updated on Thursday, is soliciting white papers for the effort. The focus of the BAA is to “research, develop, demonstrate, integrate, test and deliver innovative technologies associated with tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, analysis and…

DC-QNet consortium director shares new details about plans for quantum network testbed

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Six government agencies based around Washington, D.C., and two out-of-region affiliates recently launched a new consortium to jointly create — and ultimately connect through — an ultramodern quantum network testbed. However, other organizations, including from the private sector, may also be given the opportunity to conduct innovative experiments with the technology down the line, the organization’s executive director told FedScoop. Through the newly unveiled Washington Metropolitan Quantum Network Research Consortium…