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A XQ-58 Valkyrie launches for a test mission Aug. 22 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The mission successfully tested components that greatly reduce the risk of large scale crewed and uncrewed autonomous systems. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Rebecca Abordo)

Latest Valkyrie drone flight test focused on AI-enabled air combat

The demonstration had the Valkyrie drone go up against “simulated opponents using simulated mission systems and simulated weapons," AFRL said.
Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome, N.Y. are advancing quantum technologies from the individual quantum bit or qubit, level to the system level, where different qubit types must interface for future capabilities for the US Air Force. Photo by Albert Santacroce.

Air Force Research Lab explores entanglement distribution, a key to future quantum networks

DefenseScoop was briefed about the lab’s unfolding work on the sidelines of AFA’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference.
A member of the National Guard walks through a charred neighborhood in the aftermath of the Maui wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii, on August 16, 2023. The number of people known to have died in the horrific wildfire that levelled a Hawaiian town reached 106 on August 15, authorities said, as a makeshift morgue was expanded to deal with the tragedy. US President Joe Biden will head to fire-ravaged Hawaii on August 21 to meet with survivors and first responders still hunting for victims, the White House said on August 16. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)

Maui wildfire burned ‘within 3 miles’ of a defense supercomputing data center

Operated by the Air Force Research Laboratory as part of the Space Force’s nascent 15th Space Surveillance Squadron, the supercomputing center is also currently managed under contract…
Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory Information Directorate in Rome, N.Y. are advancing quantum technologies from the individual quantum bit or qubit, level to the system level, where different qubit types must interface for future capabilities for the US Air Force. (Photo by Albert Santacroce)

Air Force Research Lab opens new ‘extreme computing’ facility amid international arms race for quantum tech

The deputy director of AFRL’s information directorate said the opening marks “a new era” for accelerating the development, integration and deployment of advanced computing technology for the…
An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 96th Test Wing’s 40th Flight Test Squadron at Eglin AFB, Florida flies in formation with an XQ-58A Valkyrie flown by artificial intelligence agents developed by the Autonomous Air Combat Operations, or AACO, team from AFRL. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Air Force flight tests AI agents with Valkyrie drone

The Air Force on July 25 conducted a three-hour flight test of a XQ-58A Valkyrie drone that was controlled by algorithms developed by AFRL.
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