Air Force to compete programs to demo ABMS effects, taps Skyborg

By Sara Sirota  
September 17, 2019 at 9:22 AM
The Air Force is considering the Skyborg autonomous drone research effort as the first program to demonstrate effects for the Advanced Battle Management System. Will Roper, the service's acquisition executive, told reporters at the Air Force Association's annual conference this week that he wants to compete programs to access funding in the ABMS budget and showcase intended capabilities. The first demonstration will occur in four months, and in addition to Skyborg, Roper's looking at the F-15X and F-35. He hopes...

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