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August 13, 2019 | Source: Washington Post, Aaron Gregg, 2 August 2019
Air Force to Deploy Ground-Based Lasers in First Field Test of "Directed Energy" Weapon
The Air Force announced Friday it will soon deploy two ground-based laser weapons to an undisclosed location to test how they can be used against small drones, the Service’s first...
July 25, 2019 | Source: C4isrnet, Kelsey Reichmann, 26 June 2019
The Air Force’s Five Principles to Advance Artificial Intelligence
"The Air Force has been on an almost 3-year journey to integrate artificial intelligence into operations, and that effort will soon be more apparent as the Service plans to...
July 16, 2019 | Source: National Interest, Task and Purpose, 5 July 2019
Meet "THOR," the Air Force's New Drone-Killing Microwave Gun
It's built to negate swarms of drones," said Program Manager Amber Anderson. "We want to drop many of them at one time without a single leaker getting through." U.S. military...
July 2, 2019 | Source: Military, Oriana Pawlyk. 20 June 2019
Air Force’s Future Stealthy Combat Drone Could Use AI to Learn
SALON DU BOURGET, PARIS -- The company working with the U.S. Air Force to create what may be the Service's first artificial intelligence drone is gearing up for the final few demo...
July 2, 2019 | Source: TechSpot, Cal Jeffrey, 24 June 2019
USAF Directed-Energy Weapon "THOR" Can Down Swarms of Drones Simultaneously
The U.S. Air Force recently unveiled its newest anti-drone weapon called THOR, which is short for Tactical High Power Microwave Operational Responder. The system was developed by...
June 3, 2019 | Source: GCN, gcn.com, Sara Friedman, 22 May 2019
Air Force, MIT Launch AI Accelerator
The Air Force and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology plan to launch an artificial intelligence accelerator program focused on fast-tracking AI technologies through...
May 29, 2019
U.S. Military Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS)
What are the latest counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS) in the U.S. Armed Forces? DSIAC was asked to compile the latest counter-unmanned aircraft systems (C-UAS)...
May 21, 2019 | Source: Aerospace Testing, Ben Sampson, 8 May 2019
U.S. Air Force Successfully Tests Anti-Missile Laser Defence System
The U.S. Air Force has successfully tested a laser weapon system capable of shooting multiple missiles while they are in flight. The ground-based laser weapon system, a prototype...
May 7, 2019 | Source: U.S. Air Force, Bryan Ripple, 25 April 2019
AFRL Commander Introduces New AF Science, Technology Strategy
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFNS) -- The Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory presented highlights of the new Air Force Science and Technology Strategy for...
Survivability and Vulnerability
April 15, 2019 | Source: Air Force Magazine, airforcemag.com, Rachel S. Cohen, 4 April 2019
Meet the Future Unmanned Force: Skybord and Valkyrie
Two new autonomous aircraft concepts that promise to redefine the Air Force’s unmanned fleet are moving forward. The latest, Skyborg, is an autonomous drone prototyping program...