Wednesday, January 20, 2021

"Boeing, General Atomics and Kratos will create prototypes for the Air Force’s Skyborg program"

Defense News:

As part of the Skyborg program, the Air Force hopes to build a family of low-cost, attritable drones that can be reused, but are cheap enough that losses in combat can be financially and operationally tolerated. The project is meant to produce a family of uncrewed aerial systems that can move into contested spaces and conduct aerial missions that might be too dangerous for human pilots to perform.


One key differentiator between Skyborg and past combat drone programs is the development of artificial intelligence that will allow the aircraft to operate autonomously and potentially learn from prior training missions.

(Yes, the company is Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems Inc.)