New focus for Army autonomy: 'minimally manned'

By Ethan Sterenfeld / April 7, 2022 at 3:37 PM
NASHVILLE, TN -- A new framework for thinking about future autonomous systems was apparent this week at the Army Aviation Association of America's annual conference: major platforms should be "minimally" or "optimally" manned, not necessarily unmanned. “I have a hard time believing we’re going to have 35 Rangers in the back of an aircraft, and they’re going to go up and knock on the door of the cockpit, and there’s no one in there,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. James...

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