An XQ-58A Valkyrie low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle launches at the Yuma Proving Ground, Ariz., Dec. 9, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua King)
The funding would go toward three lines of effort: platform development, autonomy development, and standing up an “experimental operations unit” to explore operating concepts.
Mar 13, 2023
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The Variable In-flight Simulator Aircraft (VISTA) flies in the skies over Edwards Air Force Base, California, shortly after receiving its new paint scheme in early 2019. The aircraft was redesignated from NF-16D to the X-62A, June 14, 2021. F-16 AI agents developed under DARPA’s Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program controlled the X-62A during test flights over Edwards AFB, California, in December 2022. (Air Force photo by Christian Turner)
Soldiers of the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) along with The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) participate in a Joint Tactical Aerial Resupply Vehicle (JTARV) exercise on Fort A.P. Hill, Va., September 22, 2017. During the exercise, the JTARV showed it’s potential for one day making it possible for Soldiers on the battlefield to order resupply and then receive those supplies from an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Gabriel Silva)
Capability areas of focus for ARL’s Tech Assess ’23 event include autonomous mobility, air-ground teaming, coordinated behaviors of unmanned platforms, object tracking and identification, “global localization,” human…
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Via a new small business innovation research opportunity, the Air Force aims to prototype novel capabilities associated with surveillance, communications and delivery.
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River entrance of the U.S. Department of Defense. (Getty Images)
An entrance sign near the main gate at Howard University October 25, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Various unmanned systems sit on display in Manama, Bahrain, Nov. 19, prior to exercise Digital Horizon 2022. The three-week unmanned and artificial intelligence integration event, beginning Nov. 23, will involve employing new platforms in the region for the first time. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brandon Murphy)
Image of DARPA AlphaDogfight Trials. (Screenshot from DARPA video)