#SkunkWorks partnered with @usairforce to demonstrate manned/unmanned teaming capabilities: https://t.co/lewPOLz1fI Photo via U.S. Air Force pic.twitter.com/FThukW424N— Lockheed Martin (@LockheedMartin) April 10, 2017
IBTimes: US Air Force tests air-to-ground strikes with unmanned F-16 combat jet
An unmanned system, functioning as an autonomous wingman successfully flew a fighter jet.
New tests conducted by the US Air Force saw an AI-powered unmanned system autonomously flying an F-16 combat jet. The unmanned aircraft functioned as an autonomous wingman to a human pilot, flying a separate aircraft. The system successfully accomplished all its goals, executing manoeuvres on its own.
Military contractors tested the experimental F-16 fighter jet's ability to "plan and execute" air-to-ground strikes, to adapt to changes in threat and environment during missions and more. The two-week Have Raider II demonstrations were the second in a series of tests and saw a collaborative effort by major aerospace industry players, including Lockheed Martin, Skunk Works and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).
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WNU Editor: The Lockheed announcement for this program is here .... U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin Demonstrate Manned/Unmanned Teaming (Lockheed Martin).
More News On The U.S. Air Force Developing An Unmanned Fighter Jet
U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin demo unmanned F-16 -- UPI
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U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin Demonstrate Manned/Unmanned Teaming -- PR Newswire
Autonomous Strike – a New Milestone in Manned-Unmanned Teaming -- Defense Update
Air Force tests air-to-ground strikes with an autonomous F-16 wingman -- Engadget