Students move pieces around the board during a war-game based on Pacific conflict while attending Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, December 21, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Billy Blankenship)

Air Force sees opportunities for AI to improve wargaming

"I can run thousands of iterations in one turn to understand what some of the optimal solutions are," said Lt. Gen. David Harris, deputy chief of staff…
AFRL’s XQ-67A Off Board Sensing Station, or OBSS, designed and built by General Atomics, took its maiden flight Feb. 28 from Gray Butte Field Airport, Palmdale, California. XQ-67A completed several test points and safely recovered on the first of a series of flight tests. The XQ-67A is the first of a second generation of autonomous collaborative platforms. (Courtesy photo)

Air Force provides more details about plans for ‘battle management’ of AI

An amendment to a BAA revises a key technical area regarding “artificial intelligence and next-generation distributed command and control.”
A Lethal Miniature Aerial Missile System launches munitions from a MARTAC T-38 Devil Ray unmanned surface vehicle, attached to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s Task Force 59, during Exercise Digital Talon in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 23. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Justin Stumberg)

Navy pulls trigger on new robotics warfare specialist rating

Robotics warfare specialists will be the Navy's subject matter experts for computer vision, mission autonomy, navigation autonomy, data systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning for uncrewed and…
SAN DIEGO (May 13, 2022) – The medium-displacement unmanned surface vessel Sea Hunter sits pierside at Naval Base San Diego, during the Unmanned Surface Vessel Division (USDIV) One establishment ceremony. USDIV One will focus on unmanned surface vessel experimentation and fleet advocacy for the surface force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kevin C. Leitner)

Navy pursuing fixes for robo-ships after observing ‘inappropriate’ interactions at sea

The service continues to learn as it gains more experience deploying unmanned surface vessels and putting them through their paces in exercises and other scenarios.
An Area-I Air-Launched, Tube-Integrated, Unmanned System, or ALTIUS, is launched from a UH-60 Black Hawk at Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., March 4 where the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center led a demonstration that highlighted the forward air launch of the ALTIUS. (Courtesy photo provided by Yuma Proving Ground)

Army aviation community plotting paths to integrating autonomy into future fleet

“There’s a path to autonomy ... It’s going to be a graduated scale, or I kind of envision it as stair steps,” Army Aviation Branch Chief Maj.…