Rapid autonomy development team sets 18-month plan for autonomous fighter jet

By Rachel Cohen / May 30, 2018 at 1:25 PM
The Air Force wants to make headway on developing an autonomous fighter jet in an 18-month program spearheaded by a new rapid development team, Inside Defense has learned. In a recent interview, Steve Rogers, who runs the Air Force Research Laboratory's Autonomy Capability Team 3 , described the effort to develop an unmanned, artificially intelligent fighter aircraft as "the big moonshot." "Our human pilots, the really good ones, have a couple thousand hours of experience," Rogers said May 7. "What...

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