USAF to accelerate Skyborg solicitation, delay some AFRL testing amid COVID-19

By Sara Sirota / March 30, 2020 at 12:25 PM
The Skyborg vanguard program is ready to move beyond experimentation and release a solicitation to industry, according to the Air Force's acquisition executive. Will Roper told reporters during a March 27 briefing that he has directed the program to accelerate a rapid solicitation, though he didn't indicate when it will be released. Through Skyborg, the Air Force will produce an autonomous, artificial intelligence-enabled drone to team with manned aircraft. It’s one of the Air Force's inaugural vanguard programs that push...

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