Air Force to award Skyborg prototypes for 2021 experiments in coming months

By Sara Sirota / July 28, 2020 at 3:43 PM
The Air Force will decide in the next 60 to 90 days which of its four initial Skyborg prototyping competitors will have their drones participate in operational experiments to build the service's first autonomous vehicle for manned-unmanned teaming. On July 23, Boeing, General Atomics, Kratos and Northrop Grumman each received indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts to vie for a pool of up to $400 million in task orders. The first event will be a kickoff meeting, which all four companies are expected...

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