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Air Force Eyes AI for Teaming Fighter Jets With Drones; Will Roper Quoted

The U.S. Air Force has begun to assess whether it can integrate an artificial intelligence platform, Skyborg, into an F-35 or F-15EX fighter aircraft to enable pilots to control the Kratos Defense-built XQ-58 Valkyrie unmanned air vehicle and other drones, Defense News reported WednesdayWill Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, told the publication Tuesday that the service is in talks with Lockheed Martin and Boeing on the plan to team fighter aircraft with drones through the Skyborg program.

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Boeing Eyes 2020 Delivery of F-15EX Fighter Jets to Air Force

Boeing said it could hand over to the U.S. Air Force at least two engineering, manufacturing and development units of its Advanced F-15 variant as early as 2020, FlightGlobal reported Wednesday. The company’s announcement comes after the House Appropriations Committee’s defense subpanel allocated $986M in funds for eight F-15EX fighter jets in its draft budget request for fiscal year 2020.

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