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Air Force Tests Autonomous Architecture With General Atomics-Built Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles

Air Force Tests Autonomous Architecture With General Atomics-Built Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The U.S. Air Force tested the performance of its Skyborg autonomy core system to link communications between two General Atomics-built unmanned aerial vehicles during an experimentation activity at Edwards AF Base in California.

USAF said Friday the government-owned autonomous technology helped a pair of MQ-20 Avenger UAVs to receive navigational commands and perform coordinated flights specified geofences.

The Skyborg flight test was part of the Orange Flag 21-3 Large Force Test Event Tuesday and sought to demonstrate operational use cases for teaming architectures.

In September, the MQ-20 Avenger platform demonstrated autonomous collaboration with a King Air 200 aircraft that was modified to represent manned tactical fighters.

Skyborg is among the four Vanguard programs that explore the application of emerging technologies to Air Force and Space Force missions.

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