US Air Force’s ‘AI brain’ takes flight! Skyborg autonomous drone conducts first test in the sky WITHOUT a human at the controls
US Air Force conducted the first flight of its Skyborg Autonomy Core SystemThis system powers tactical drones without the need of human controllersThe system was fitted in a drone that soared for over two hours over
FloridaThe drone demonstrated basic maneuvers and safety operationsThe goal is to use the system to carry out missions too risky for human pilots
The US Air Force conducted a flight test that paves the way for AI-piloted fighter jets to man the skies.
The technology is a combination of hardware and software designed to act as a brain for a drone, allowing it to conduct operations without human interference.
Fitted to a Kratos UTAP-22 tactical unmanned vehicle, the ACS demonstrated basic aviation capabilities and responded to navigational commands, while reacting to geo-fences, adhering to aircraft flight envelopes and demonstrating coordinated maneuvering.
The US Air Force conducted a flight test that paves the way for AI-piloted fighter jets to man the skies. The military group flew its Skyborg Autonomy Core System (ACS) for two hours and 10 minutes over Florida and Gulf of Mexico on April 29
The drone took off from Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida last month, the US Air Force announced the milestone last week.
Brig. Gen. Dale White, program executive officer for fighters and advanced aircraft as the Skyborg PEO, said: ‘We’re extremely excited for the successful flight of an early version of the ‘brain’ of the Skyborg system.