With a $740.5 billion budget for national security, the United States continues to be the leading country in terms of combat power. The US Air Force has just signed four contractors to build an unmanned combat aircraft with artificial intelligence (AI) for as much as $400 million. With the initiative to create a low-cost combat aircraft, with modular payloads for a multitude of air and ground-attack capabilities, the Skyborg Vanguard program was created. Skyborg is an autonomy-focused aircraft that will enable the Air Force to operate unmanned teamed aircrafts at a sustainable low cost. The program is undergoing prototyping whereby they are developing an autonomous aircraft which is equipped with unmanned system technologies to support a range of Air Force missions.
Jul-28-2020, 13:15:17 GMT